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Linden Lab Brings "Be Your Avatar" Concept To Life Through Cutting Edge Medical Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO December 8, 2011/AVNewswire/ -- After a multi-year marketing campaign to get the public comfortable with the idea of being an avatar, Linden Lab is shaking up the industry today with a new program allowing virtually-identified people to transform their human biological form through avatar reassignment surgery.

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The Transformative Power of Pseudonymous Identity

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Most public conversations related to pseudonymous identity in social networks have centered on negative aspects of the issue. For real-namers, it's the fear of being griefed by untraceable miscreants. For the pseudonymous, it's the fear of the damaging consequences of exposure, such as not getting hired for a future job because of a controversial post. But today, I'm going to focus instead on the positive gifts of pseudonymous identity in the light of my own experience over the last three and a half years channeling Botgirl Questi.

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Full version of a conversation with Google's #Nymwars Enforcement Team

+Natalie Villalobos, +Frances Haugen, +Bradley Horowitz, +Vic Gundotra: is this really your idea of fostering a good community and providing customer service? Please remember that below, Brian is speaking officially on behalf of Google.

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Intermission: Short Takes on Identity

Intermission: Short Takes on Identity | Virtual Identity | Scoop.it

After three days of serious Left Brain posts on social networks and identity, I thought we could all use a little break. So I went to the archives and found a few of my favorite lighthearted posts on identity.

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Botgirl's Second Life Diary: Google Confirms Botgirl Questi is My Real Name

Botgirl's Second Life Diary: Google Confirms Botgirl Questi is My Real Name | Virtual Identity | Scoop.it
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The Real Truth About Google's Position on Avatar Identity

Botgirl interviews Google on this controversial topic.
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