Casondra C. Brewster
Second Life doesn’t seem to have a ‘communication tool box’ capability, imho. It’s more for free-role playing. I suppose you could develop table-top exercise scenarios and play them out on Second Life, but that seems really over the top. I don’t think we are to the point of a Snow-Crash existence that would require engagement in SL. I believe SL will stay more in the ‘video game’ genre as opposed to a broader-ranged tool for engagement for government professionals.
I think Twitter will defnitely be around in five years. But, that doesn’t mean we need to abandon any other tools of interfacing with our stakeholders and such.