Category Archives: Collaboration / Community

New life for Virtual World Support Groups?

Login2Life is a theatrical documentary about the real and in-world lives of several people. The teaser trailer includes scenes with Alice Krueger, a tireless proponent for virtual world’s being able to help people with real life health issues. (Spoiler: 1st … Continue reading

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Virtual World Design and Healthcare – Beyond walking a web page

There are hundreds of healthcare support groups in the virtual world of Second Life, but how does one educate a visitor about them? HealthInfo Island started out with a simple list of support groups, then created a path with posters. … Continue reading

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2 Tweets: “We’re #3!” or “We like peas, fresh now!”

Is a health org’s social media a Marketing or Public Health initiative? I know I’ve seem a lot more of the former than the later. Perhaps this is a false dichotomy, you say, and indeed it may be. However, from … Continue reading

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Folders Vs Metadata – Document organization

Moving from the familiar desktop metaphor, with it’s storing files in folders, to metadata can be difficult, if not traumatizing for those used to the more spacial way of putting things in context.  To help introduce and explain, I came … Continue reading

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Technology Adoption and Crossing the Chasm

Projects fail, promising technologies are put in place but never adopted, IT rolls out another application that only a few business people use.  Where’s the disconnect? How might things be improved upon?  Here’s 10 well considered ideas from an expert.

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