The TransAtlantic Union: Discussion Event — Sunday, March 3rd, at 3 PM SLT
Presidents Obama (US) and Barroso (EU) have announced a Free Trade Union between the US and the EU, negotiations starting in June and probably going to take about 2 years; this bit of news didn't get much coverage, except for a few scattered articles and opinions on the day of the announcement. Both presidents also explained that it will be 'more' than merely abolishing import taxes at customs. This has ...
Using online tools to forge a new democratic order
The recent 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 deeply set into our current democratic societies, and, as such, are much harder to eradicate. How did democracy, a political system that is viewed as 'the best among ...
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 Life, and the impact world-wide that it will have. Place is to be announced soon :)
Virtual Governance Institute — Just Technology
This site is absolutely not connected with the Virtual Governance Institute. Nevertheless, it's worth reading about what they provide: technological solutions for virtual governance. They seem to be less concerned with the social aspects — the rights, the norms, the ethics — but just in providing tools that can implement these aspects. This will certainly be the subject of one of the upcoming in-world debates in Second Life: how should social ...
How much privacy do we have in Facebook?
This is definitely a test to see how the Facebook privacy tests are working. A link to this post should appear on Facebook and Twitter without revealing too much information, beyond what I allow: namely, that this comes from the Virtual Governance website. Is this possible at all? Or will Facebook 'leak' information against my wish?
Virtual Governance on Second Life’s feature request/bug list
Prokofy Neva addresses JIRA voting, ostracism on JIRA, and how it relates to a form of governance in Second Life which is not satisfactory: http://secondthoughts.typepad.com/second_thoughts/2008/11/tangled-web-382.html Read more about Prokofy Neva on virtual governance.
Image Source: Reuters For some strange reason, this old website about virtual governance is currently under ...