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Get a (Second) Life?

To continue with my musings on Delivering the New PR – I was introduced to Second Life yesterday.  I had heard vague rumblings about it before, my boss Steve Mallison-Jones had mentioned it in passing but my head nearly exploded when he tried to explain it so it was with interest that the experts at the conference talked about it being the next big thing and how all 16-24 year olds are going to be living in Second Life and we should get with the programme.

Now, I’m fairly tech savvy.  I use forums, email, Google, and eBay.  I even plan my wedding online and share photos on Photobucket and now I have a blog.  But I am struggling with the concept of  Second Life.

Correct me if I’m wrong (and I invariably am) but it sounds to me like Sims with a bit of cash changing hands, and a rather scary loss of grip on reality.  Sims (I’ve been told by my husband to be) is a girls game, and yet Second Life is so far a predominately male pursuit. 

I am  missing the point, quite obviously. 

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In the beginning

So I’ve gone and done it now, I’ve joined the 60 million or so people with a blog and have joined the social media revolution.

I went to Sunderland University’s “Delivering The New PR” conference yesterday and was inspired to start my own blog.  So you can thank Tom Murphy and Stuart Bruce for my ramblings.

Three things dominate my life at the moment.  As a head hunter recruitment has to be up there at the top (my boss will read this so lip service is required).  Secondly PR is up there, as it is our niche industry to recruit in and what happens in PR impacts daily on our work.  Thirdly it’s my wedding.  I used to be an independant, strong minded, practical, down to earth soul with a mortgage, cat, car and a secret penchant for chick lit – then on the 16th of May this year I became the proud owner of a sparkly diamond ring, a wedding planning book and the complete inability to walk past any bridal shop.  I’m not quite bridezilla, but it’s a not a long walk down that road.


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