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Monday, January 20, 2014

Part 1-How to Speed up your PC for Second Life – shaneos howlett Reporting...

In this report we will take a look at how to speed up your experience within SL .
 You will get the best information possible from a trained computer technician that has a degree in information technology. This is the first of a 2 part series – the next will take a closer look at what type of computer you need for SL.

The SL Viewer program – How to upgrade and make significant performance modifications

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Give This Season to Second Life's Top Trusted Charities-Tea Couturier Reporting...

Charities in Second Life(c) help create awareness on a 
global scale and raise money for real life organizations. In SL, there are multiple events and fundraisers that can be found. It is volunteers who help in the fight for a worthy cause while providing special events and activities to residents in the virtual world.

However, just like in real life is can be hard to find the right charities which really help the causes they are working for. Also, If we donate, we want to know where the money is going directly too. I highlighted a few trustworthy charities that are raising not only money but awareness in SL while helping people around the world.

This charity raises money to help provide care and support for approximately 100 children in Awassa, Ethiopia, most who have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. The children are given the necessary nutrition, clothing, housing, education, and counseling required for a healthy upbringing, and in-turn, the opportunity to become a self-reliant and active member of the Awassa community. It focuses on the areas of
1.    Housing
2.    Education
3.    Health
4.    Counselling Support
5.    New Children Settle in
6.    Pre School Service


Monday, December 16, 2013

Second Life Charities Highlight – Shaneos Howlett Reporting...

There are many charities within SL – here we highlight a few of the most popular ones to inform our readers who they are, what their fights are, and how you can help!

Relay For Life – American Cancer Society

Monday, November 25, 2013

Amazing Graces in Second Life: For a Better Real Life – Glossom Resident reporting…

We could mention many success cases of residents who have become real millionaires thanks to Second life. Or even of successful virtual relationships which changed the lives of real people in a very positive way. However, today we will go further and we will be addressing amazing uses of Second Life that have great impact in Real Life.

This virtual platform is very effective when it comes to creating campaigns to help people plagued by natural disasters or to raising funds for the underprivileged to ensure their basic needs. In this global platform it becomes easier to reach new targets and appeal to the hearts of residents and involve them in noble causes. Either as an act of altruism or selfishness, the truth is that the volunteer also benefits from a fantastic feeling that he/she is doing a good deed.

Monday, November 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser in Second Life

Dear designers and friends,

As you know, in the past few days we have seen very devastating news where Typhoon Haiyan hit several countries. Typhoon Haiyan is known as the strongest storm that ever happened and it has been reported to cause more than 10,000 death and more than 9 million people are affected. At the moment, there's no electricity, no water and no food. And they need our help.

I am Jammeh Resident, the owner of T o r o and I am Filipino. I am very devastated to see my friends, my family and fellow Filipino affected by this awful disaster.

I am currently setting up a fundraiser to help our fellow Filipinos through this hard time.  Donation will go directly to the International Red cross in the Philippines.
We are inviting each of you to donate 1 or 2 items to help this cause. Any items as long as it is yours would be acceptable.
1. Please fill in the following form if you are interested to participate:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bullying in Second Life Part 2- Nomad Aries Reporting…

This is the second part of my article on bullying. In part one I discussed the types of bullying you may encounter on Second Life as well as real life. 
There are many misconceptions about why some people turn into bullies. It is often said these are people with low self esteem and are loners. In studies done on bullying and bullies , this does not prove to be true. So what makes a bully a bully? 

Who is a Bully?

Bullies do not suffer from low self esteem as popularly believed. In a 2001 study (Baumeister) , it was discovered that bullies have extremely high self esteem. Although their esteem is high , it is pathologically high and unstable. If a bully feels slighted or insulted, the ego causes extreme negative feelings which the bully cannot tolerate. According to a later study from the University of South Dakota,( 2012 ), bullies lack function in an area of the brain that deals with moderating mood and emotions. For some reason yet to be discovered, bullies have low to no function of this area of the brain, it is thought that not being properly socialized at an early age prevents this part of the brain from functioning. This causes the bully to lash out at people in defense to preserve their feeling of superiority and control . Bullies have thought processes that differ from most people. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


It is an unfortunate side of human nature that we are exposed to bullying. 

While most of us grow out of this phase as children, some people remain aggressive in real life and in the virtual world. It is also a known fact that bullying is a learned trait. Although bullying is not permitted here a lot of it does go unreported. The reasons for not reporting bullying may be because there is confusion, fear, shame, doubt and ignorance regarding what happened. Some people may be unaware they are being bullied or feel there is no recourse or assistance available to remedy their situation. In some cases people may simply not know what to do when they run into a bully. 

Have you been bullied by someone on SL? This may be difficult to discern if we are not sure exactly what bullying entails, especially when it applies to the virtual world. In real life, I have run anti-bullying workshops for school children. I found that children were not always aware of exactly what bullying consists of. When it was explained to them they quickly identified situations where they had indeed encountered a bully. I am going to take a similar approach in this article and explain the types of bullying one may experience on Second Life. The examples I present will be taken from actual experiences from some avies on Second Life, including my own personal run-ins with bullies. You may have had similar experiences or you may not have run into bullying yet. I hope you can gain some knowledge on when someone is bullying you and what to do to save yourself from this down side to human nature. I will present a further article on what you can do specifically to stop being bullied on Second Life. In this article I wish to outline the types of bullying and how to identify they type of bullying you may have experienced. 

What is Bullying?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Phishing Scam Reported By Raffaella Genovese- 8/16/13


 - Raffaella Genovese

Monday, August 5, 2013

Depression And Suicide In SL Part 4 - Road to Recovery – Talking to Voice Restless © - Orchids Reports…

        Talking to the Two sides of … the Same Voice. Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other…
-Princess Zelda

There are two sides to all of us. We let the world see one side and one we don’t. Even the most open and honest one definitely has something … yes … something that you do not let the world see. You don’t lie but you do hide. The one who treats us, the physician, is also fallible. The person who rises out of those fallacies and sets out to help and the others, is one who has understood the true meaning of life. This is for all of you there who are doing so.

Professional Voice:

Orchids: Voice Restless in RL…

Voice: I'm a Clinical Neuropsychologist in training, hoping to get my degree somewhere in the coming year. I have always been fascinated by what is 'normal' and what is considered to be a 'psychiatric disorder', Where do you draw the line, when approximately 80% of the population comes into contact with a psychiatrist at least once in their lives? When are psychological problems 'normal' and when are they 'clinical'? And, more importantly, how can you help people when they suffer from psychological problems?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Being The Shoulder To Cry On- DoctorKaren Kanto Reporting…

Image by Justice Brentley

Every avatar in SL (except the bots) has a RL person behind it, and that real person is going to have real feelings. From time to time, those feelings may be distressed, and the person, through their avatar, may seek the help and support of others within SL.
That "other" may be you. In this article, I will attempt to suggest some guidelines that might help you with some of the common issues that arise including:

    Does that avatar really need to bring this drama to SL?

    Can I really help someone?

    Do I have to help someone if I don't really want to?

    If I started to help, can I stop? How do I stop?
    How do I know if I am in over my head?
    What do I do if I think I am in over my head?

Ok, let's begin.

Friday, July 19, 2013

DEPRESSION IN SL, PART 1: How do you reach out for help or help others overcome emotional issues- Orchids Zenovka Reports

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
When I’ve fallen out of favor with fortune and men,
All alone I weep over my position as a social outcast,
And pray to heaven, but my cries go unheard,
And I look at myself, cursing my fate,
Wishing I were like one who had more hope,
Wishing I looked like him; wishing I were surrounded by friends,
Wishing I had this man's skill and that man's freedom.
I am least contented with what I used to enjoy most.
But, with these thoughts – almost despising myself,
I, by chance, think of you and then my melancholy
Like the lark at the break of day, rises
From the dark earth and (I) sing hymns to heaven;
For thinking of your love brings such happiness
That then I would not change my position in life with kings.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Real life Charities in Second life- Tea Couturier Reporting…

In second life we assume it’s all about shopping, meeting up with friends or making new friends and going out to clubs or attending live acts. However, there is a more serious side to second life a side which we probably as “second life citizens” do not focus on or talk about as much as we should. What is it I hear you ask? Charities in .second life.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tornado Benefit @ The Inlet

Dancing with Michael Jackson proved to be a fan favorite as club-goers joined the History group dancers

    On May 19th and the 20th, Strupples Davidov watched as the state she lives in was torn apart by tornadoes. One of the May 19 storms passed within sight of her home, but it was the next day's destruction that shook her to the core.

    She is safe and still has a home and family. But she watched in horror as the destruction in nearby Moore, Oklahoma, was revealed on television. Homes, businesses and schools were leveled by nature's wrath.  

    "As a teacher, mother, and just as a human being, it has ripped my heart out," she said "The more I saw, the more it affected me until I couldn't watch any more and had to shut the TV off. I logged into Second Life to try and get those images out of my head, but they wouldn't go."

    Watching the television made her feel helpless. But as co-owner of The Inlet, Strupples began to think maybe there was something she could do, after all. "The only way I could think of was holding a music marathon in Second Life. We can make a difference. We can donate to the Red Cross to help them in their aid to Tornado victims."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

For Aeva Heartsick - A fundraiser to help a much loved creator - Nehem Resident Reporting…

Everyone loves a great creation in second Life. Often times we landmark our favorites so we can visit them over and over. What if your favorite creator needed help? 

For many, Second Life is a way to communicate, a way to make money, a way to live. What you may not know, however, is that Second Life sometimes plays a very important role in real life as well.  Amesha Jewell, the creator of Aeva/Heartsick, is one of those people. Due to various physical and mental conditions, she is unable to work in real life, so she turned to Second Life to do something she loves. Her Skins, shapes and other items are adored by many. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SOS News: Are you Suffering with Depression? Let's talk.

Discussion Times:
 Sundays @ Noon SLT and  Thursdays @ 5pm SLT

 It time once again for our peer to peer support group for depression, stress, anxiety, etc.  Come share your thoughts or concerns in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.   Even learn some meditation methods for dealing with issues.

What is said in the group stays in the group.

Help Contacts
Krissy Sinclair
Roxy Raven Moon Knightfrost
Arwen Spiritweaver


*Please note that the information shared on the SL Enquirer and in this post are thoughts and opinions of Second Life residents and do not claim to be nor should be taken as professional help. If you think that you may be depressed or feeling suicidal, professional help is need. You can reach out to your doctor or local church for resources that can help in your recovery process.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Great Video by One Billion Rising in Second Life- trytofight, YouTube

ATTN: Press & Bloggers you have the power to spread the word!

The One Billion Rising regions will open for  press  Tuesday 12th February, from 12 noon till 6pm, and there will be a chance to meet and talk to some of the people organizing the event – and producing the video – at 4pm.
If you are a blogger or journalist and would like to visit the regions, contact Saffia Widdershins or Qwis Greenwood inworld, or email, heading your email: OBR Press Preview.
We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information visit:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Prayers For The East Coast of the USA

The power of prayer and positive energy through intention can accomplish miraculous results. Please share with us and direct your good intentions to those in need. We need your help. Hurricane Sandy may have left the area, but she also left devastation in her wake.

Please feel free to pass this FaceBook Link on and invite all your friends to join us. Please do this in the comforts of your own surroundings. There is no time limit, except that we ask you to start today for as long as you can and for as many days as you need to. If you would like to leave a post of encouragement here, please do!

God bless,
Linda Lauren

Credit: Picture is from The NY Daily News