SecondLife presence for nonprofits -- Yay or Nay?
May 15, 2007 12:50 PM Subscribe
My overlord has fallen in love with SecondLife, and wants our organization to build a presence there. How can I convince her that this is a dumb idea? Or is it not a dumb idea?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord to Computers & Internet (34 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My boss thinks it's really great (although she doesn't have a SecondLife account, has not wandered around in there, etc), but she's heard the buzz and thinks we should try it.
(We're a nonprofit with an older supporter base.)
She thinks this would be a way to get Teh! Kidz! interested in our work and our cause.
I think this is a bad idea. Our own computers don't have the horsepower to use SL, the site itself is blocked by our IT department, I've read (and shared) the stories about SL vandalism (Edwards, Le Pen) and how much effort it takes to build and maintain a presence. But she's heard that Greenpeace has a big presence there, as does PETA.
We have three people on our web team -- I can see this as a major time suck. Am I being an old fuddy-duddy? Are there statistics that show conversions of SL visitors into activists/donors?