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  PSA:  Support World Vision in ‘Second Life’  
 
 
Posted 2006-12-19 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
World Vision's marketing manager asked me to give the organization's Second Life campaign a plug, and I feel obligated to issue a public service announcement. Hard to say no to well-intentioned charities, even for a bitter scorpion like myself. So, without further comment, criticism, or analysis (aren't you lucky), here's the deal:

The World Vision charity has set up a Second Life version of its Alternative Gift Catalogue web site, where visitors "can experience a virtual developing community environment, whilst seeing and interacting with some of the alternative gifts which this year support 53 of World Vision’s community projects around the world." Clicking on in-world items produces further information about the items, and launches the charity's Alternative Gift web site where over 90 gifts can be browsed or purchased.

"World Vision is a Christian charity and one of the world’s leading relief and development agencies, currently helping more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries in their struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice, irrespective of their religions beliefs."
 
     
 
   
 
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