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General SL Survey for Visual Anthropology Class

WuTang Darkmatter
Registered User
Join date: 25 Nov 2009
Posts: 2
11-30-2009 11:33
Hello, we a conducting a survey for a Visual Anthropology project on SL and we would like your comments. Your answers will be anonymous and will be used for educational purposes only. We appreciate your honesty and comments! Thank you!!


What is your avatar’s name? (optional)

How long have you been using SL?

Does your avatar look like you in real life?

What are your everyday normal activities on SL?

What do you do for a living on SL? In real life? (optional)

Do you have a lot of SL friends?

What do you for fun or entertainment outside of SL?

What are some SL hotspots?

Do you find it easier to socialize in SL than in real life?
Seven Okelli
last days of pompeii
Join date: 4 Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
11-30-2009 12:17
If this is really a serious project, you wouldn't mind telling us a bit more about it, would you?

I hope you understand that we are very often (sometimes daily) hit with survey requests, most of them poorly put together, most of them either homework assignments or attempts to gather demographic info, and we generally have a negative attitude toward surveys.
Nic Writer
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Join date: 25 Mar 2007
Posts: 740
11-30-2009 14:28
From: WuTang Darkmatter
Hello, we a conducting a survey for a Visual Anthropology project on SL and we would like your comments. Your answers will be anonymous and will be used for educational purposes only. We appreciate your honesty and comments! Thank you!!



What is your avatar’s name? (optional)
> Puddin' Tame (No, not really! Don't write that down!)

How long have you been using SL?
> since I started, pretty much

Does your avatar look like you in real life?
> it depends on which avatar I've chosen for that day. The ice cream cone avatar I was wearing when I logged in earlier looks a lot like me, though.

What are your everyday normal activities on SL?
> building, teleporting, looking for surveys to answer

What do you do for a living on SL? In real life? (optional)
> in SL I don't have to do anything for a living - I have an independent income. In RL, I do various things to support my parasitic SL avatar. Lucky her.

Do you have a lot of SL friends?
> probably fewer than my friends list thinks I do.

What do you for fun or entertainment outside of SL?
>"outside of SL"? I understand all of the words you are using, but I can't seem to make this question make sense.

What are some SL hotspots?
> Some friends of mine once built a really lovely volcano... does that count as a hotspot?

Do you find it easier to socialize in SL than in real life?
> it's a lot easier to find a parking space, anyway.
Seven Okelli
last days of pompeii
Join date: 4 Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
11-30-2009 15:05
I don't see that those questions add up to anything you could stick the label "Visual Anthropology" on... but then again, I never heard of the field before this afternoon. Shouldn't you be asking for, or taking, pictures?
Lindal Kidd
Dances With Noobs
Join date: 26 Jun 2007
Posts: 8,371
12-03-2009 12:26
To the OP:

Define "visual anthropology", please. I'll use your input for a paper I'm writing on "Hiding Worthless College Courses Under Impressive Names".
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Seven Okelli
last days of pompeii
Join date: 4 Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
12-03-2009 13:49
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_anthropology

Even knowing what it is, the questions don't add up.
Lindal Kidd
Dances With Noobs
Join date: 26 Jun 2007
Posts: 8,371
12-03-2009 14:02
I threw up when I got to "semioticians".

So...this is a class in the visual arts of different human cultures?

read: "Television Appreciation". Except these days, students can substitute computer games for sitcoms. Especially if they carry an impressive tag like "social networking".
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Lee Ponzu
What Would Steve Do?
Join date: 28 Jun 2006
Posts: 1,770
12-04-2009 08:56
From: WuTang Darkmatter
Hello, we a conducting a survey for a Visual Anthropology project ?


I only participate in INVISIBLE ANTHROPOLOGY studies...
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