SLHealthy (SLang)


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By Patricia Anderson. Presented at SLang Health event on February 9, 2008. Script available at

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SLHealthy (SLang)

  1. 1. SLHealthy: A Community-Generated Wiki Index to Health In Second Life Perplexity Peccable & Skaidrite Norse February 9, 2008
  2. 2. SLHealthy Homepage
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>SL Healthy gathers information about consumer health locations and groups in Second Life, with general health education resources as well. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Beginning <ul><li>April 2007: A new avatar named Perplexity Peccable started trying to discover what was going on with health in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007: Perplexity met Prijian Toland at SLBPE, and persuaded him to help collect information. </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007: Prijian developed a structure for the type of information to be collected. Prijian and Perplexity strted trying to fill in notecards with info to later enter data out-world. </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007: We realized health opportunities in SL were growing faster than we could ever track them. </li></ul><ul><li>SLHealthy was“born” : Sunday, August 5, 2007 1:58 PM </li></ul>
  5. 5. Six Months Later <ul><li>Information is now available … </li></ul><ul><li>about 60 places </li></ul><ul><li>on 115 groups </li></ul><ul><li>of many events </li></ul><ul><li>from 22 editors </li></ul><ul><li>… with more being added all the time </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information included <ul><li>Group or SIM Name </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a Group or a SIM? </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Location (SLURL) (if sim) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information (if group) </li></ul><ul><li>Services Provided (information, support, meetings, resources, other) </li></ul><ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Open to All or Closed (except to Members) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Opportunities Available (y/n) </li></ul><ul><li>Special or Unique Features </li></ul><ul><li>Related Blogs, Wikis and Other Outworld Content </li></ul><ul><li>Tags/Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples: Navigation
  8. 8. Examples: Group
  9. 9. Examples: SIMS - Heron
  10. 10. Examples: SIMS - Consumer Health Library
  11. 11. Usage <ul><li>Visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total 1,256 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Per Day 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Visit Length 7:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last Hour 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This Week 143 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Page Views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total 6,106 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Per Day 106 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Per Visit 5.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last Hour 14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today 73 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This Week 743 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Usage Over Time <ul><li>Increasing over time </li></ul><ul><li>January use was double December </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who looks for SL health info?
  14. 14. Who looks for SL health info? <ul><li>Maybe you? </li></ul>