A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Greever Wemyss (Second Life name) by a mutual friend who realized we both have an interest in local government and its use of Web 2.0 and virtual worlds. After a few discussions, we decided that we would create a Second Life group that is specifically focused on local government to work in parallel with our involvement in the Real Life in Second Life Government group. We felt it was important to create this additional group to avoid cluttering up the other group with specific issues that might not interest those in state and federal government.
Our first meeting will be Mon., Sept. 8, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. EST. in the Civic Forum area on Public Works Island. We will start with an open agenda. Anyone working in or having an interest in local government is encouraged to stop by and contribute. If you can’t make the meeting, you can also join the group MuniGov 2.0 in Second Life to receive notices of future meetings and meeting minutes.
I’m interested in checking this out – I’m a NASA fed – but looking for a gov forum pursuing web 2.0 and virtual worlds. I got into sl (name is Universa Vanalten) to join your group but join doesn’t look to be an option. Is it set as an open group?
Erika – It has been set up to be an invite only right now and I will send one out to you. Thanks for your interest. I look forward to seeing you in SL.