Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Meet the NPC Board Podcast by CVL (Community Virtual Library).

Meet the NPC Board Podcast by CVL 
(Community Virtual Library).
CVL shares a podcast to introduce the Nonprofit Commons Board in Second Life- a collaborative network of virtual world communities.


What are the advantages of podcasts?

Consumer view

  • Can be consumed while doing other things: driving, commuting, household chores.
  • Can be stored and consumed offline.
  • Useful way to keep up with developments of interest.

Producer view

  • No stage preparation: set, costumes, makeup, etc.
  • Can access a market of busy people.

How does a virtual world help?

  • Mainly through contacts and location: 
  • Virtual worlds have many groups focussing on topics of interest. 
  • Here CVL is allied with another group, NonProfit Commons
  • The alliance gathers many people who are available to talk about related topics.
  • Furthermore, a virtual world handles the job of bringing people together.  
  • It is as if all these people were in the same location, 

What might a regular podcast be about?

  • Libraries and education in virtual worlds?
  • That's a natural, but not good for promotion.
  • Too narrow--most librarians and educators have no interest in virtual worlds.
  • How about "Libraries and educators in the online world."
  • All librarians and educators have an interest in the online world, whether they like it or not.
  • And we virtual worlders know a lot about online work beyond virtual worlds. 
  • Some services are better suited to the flat web. 
  • Social interaction benefits from virtual worlds. 

Visit me on the web

  • Drop by my web offices Weekdays: 12:-12:30 pm Central time (US)
  • I am available for free consulting on any topic in this blog.
  • Cybalounge and 3DWebWorldz (Orientation room)
  • I will be in both places, so you may need to speak to get my attention.
  • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
  • And we can visit the Writer's Workshop on the Web
  • Don't register -- enter as guest.  
  • Due to medical issues, I cannot promise to be there.  But I will try.


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