Why Virtual Governance?

In these troubled days, it’s even more important than ever to deal with all attempts to subvert democracy. This site tries to make a small contribution to address those issues that affect online life.

Why are hackers so interested in this particular website?…

For some strange reason, this old website about virtual governance is currently under attack by hackers attempting to do a brute-force discovery of the admin passwords. One wonders why, but I suspect that the main reason is that I have left this website neglected for too long!

Test for Technorati

Hrrmpf. For Technorati to “see” me, I need to post this: FDQE6WMTJJSM There. Happy now? Sheesh…

CISPA — Throwing sand in our eyes?

I admit I’m confused. The past week I’ve been bombarded with emails from Demand Progress to urge Americans to tell Obama to veto CISPA — the latest incarnation on the SOPA/PIPA style of legislation which will allow police forces and intelligence agencies to get copies of users’ content (emails and […]

Medieval manuscript

Transcript of the event “Free speech in the electronic age”

[2012/10/15 15:10] Gwyneth Llewelyn: So anyway, thanks for coming .) [2012/10/15 15:11] Shay Ellison: thanks for hostng. [2012/10/15 15:11] Gwyneth Llewelyn: A brief introduction… [2012/10/15 15:11] Gwyneth Llewelyn: A year ago or so, some insane people thought that SL would be the right place to discuss issues around governance, democracy, […]

Colonia Nova Amphitheatre in May 2010

Using online tools to forge a new democratic order

The recent crisis (note: this is the 2008-2012 crisis) went from being merely a financial one, to quickly spread towards a political one, then to a social crisis, and finally we come to the root of the problem: it’s nothing else but merely a crisis of values. These, of course, are […]

Discussion around SOPA and PIPA, Jan 18, 2012 – Chat transcript

Today (January 18, 2012) is the day the Web goes on strike to protest against the soon-to-be-voted-upon SOPA and PIPA bills in the USA, which will restrict free speech on the Internet world-wide to an unprecedented scale. Well, not the whole Web, but you might have noticed that Wikipedia is […]

Joining the #SOPASTRIKE

We’re joining the #SOPASTRIKE and blacking out this site today as suggested by AmericanCensorship.org. Later on, at 3 PM SLT in Second Life, we’ll try to organise a small meeting to discuss the SOPA and PIPA bills, and specially how it affects not only the US Web, but also Second […]

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Transcript of session on #Nymwars, September 5, 2010, 3 PM PST

[15:08] Gwyneth Llewelyn: Anyway .-.. thanks all for coming today/tonight! [15:08] Lilith Ivory giggles [15:08] Gwyneth Llewelyn thinks she’s too far away from the audience [15:08] Gwyneth Llewelyn: So, here is what I propose to use as a model… we might change it on future sessions [15:08] Ceorl Onlyone: we […]