Starting to get a few ideas about digital citizenship that I’ve published on I Rez, in case you missed them and would like to read them here 🙂 If you’re really interested in this stuff, it’s hard to beat also reading the comments to this post on I Rez, which really add a huge amount of value to the post. And you have an idea on how to improve our virtual world through good citizenship, please add your thoughts too!

I Rez Therefore I Am

Like a half-blind newborn, we begin our Second Lives rather aimlessly bumping into things as we learn to walk, learn to speak, and learn to interact with these seemingly fully formed people around us. Slowly but surely, we begin to realise why (at least for the past couple of years) we have the word Resident appended to our chosen first names. Even then however, I’m sure the concept of Citizenship is very far from most of our minds.

What began as a comment to Bathsheba’s thought-provoking post on Digital Citizenship became so lengthy and tangential, that I instead decided to write it as its own post. If you can stick with me on this one, you’ll see why.

First, thank you for sharing your perspective Bathsheba, and asking us to think about these challenging questions!

What is the process of becoming not only a citizen of Second Life or of…

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