Virtual Worlds for teens
Teen Grid: Eye4You Alliance Claudia Linden interviews teen and adult in Second Opinion, Linden Lab Online newsletter, March 2007
Meet the New You: In Teen Second Life, Librarians can leap tall buildings in a single bound and save kids from boring assignments-all before lunch School Library Journal, January 2007 by Kelly Czarnecki and Matt Gullett
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in the News InfoIsland blog, January 2007
My So-Called Virtual Life: as teens experiment with identity in virtual reality environments, marketers are rushing to meet them. Here are some things they should keep in mind." by Anastasia Goodstein, BusinessWeek, December 2006
Libraries in Virtual Worlds with teens
Eye4You Alliance Island the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Alliance Library Systemand SirsiDynix. Partners: Lower East Side Girls Club of New York, Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services, Squirrelverse
Serving Teens: A Second Life Discussion March 29, 2007
YALSA members in Second Life and/or Teen Second Life
BlueWings Hayek (Second Life Main Grid)/ Saryn Fanwood (Second Life Teen Grid) Kelly Czarnecki- Eye4You Alliance Island Co-Leader
Cerulean Vesperia (Second Life Main Grid) / Sabriel Petronius (Second Life Teen Grid)
Eiseldora Reisman (Second Life Main Grid) / Eiseldora Weissenberger (Second Life Teen Grid)
Lucy Theewues / Linda W. Braun
Elaine Tulip (Second Life Main Grid)/ChicagoGal Oh (Second Life Teen Grid) Lisa Perez - Chicago Public Schools Dept of Libraries CPS in Second Life
List of Virtual Worlds
'A new way to connect with the people in your world. Design a 'Minihome' A place to tell stories and bring your dreams to life'
'The first virtual universe with a real cash economy'
'Expressing yourself online and having fun doing it'
'the greatest Virtual Pet Site on the Internet'
Virtual travel agency
'an everyday hangout where you can have fun with your friends and meet new ones'
Virtual Worlds Review
Snapshot of virtual worlds
'where 1.7 million registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together.'