Second Life is a software platform in the same sense that Microsoft Windows or the Apple MacIntosh are platforms. In fact, I believe SL is a revolutionary platform which has the possibility of being even greater in impact than the introduction of windowed platforms. I’m not here to defend my position on this, however. I’m here to note that it is possible to have charitable events here in Second Life.
Yesterday, Magi McBride and I got together to firm up plans for a charitable auction to support the “Blues for Autism” campaign and the autism awareness program that ends this month. Our goal is to have a “Date Auction” where ladies (and the men of HWB) offer themselves up for auction to the highest bidders. I’ll be writing more about the details of the event in the coming days, but this moring I’m just mulling over the concept of what we are planning.
In my year here in Second Life, I’ve attended a variety of fundraisers that usually revolve around concerts. In the overall scheme of things, I doubt that they raise large amounts of real dollars but SL is all relative and I think it is a good idea to have these events for several reasons, the main reason being the money. Another reason, I believe that by becoming involved in these events and contributing to these causes it helps create a sense of true community in this virtual world. And, if for no other reason, it is fun to do activities that have a purpose rather than just running aournd all the time indulging in nightlife (which I do love). I’m happy to be involved in Magi’s campaign and it has added a new dimension to my life.