(I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this invitation, please ignore this message if you are not interested in participating in a study)
If you have used Google Lively, please, participate in a short survey on Google Lively http://survey-3.istohuvila.fi/index.php?sid=11279&lang=en and/or please consider sending the invitation to anyone you think might be interested in taking the survey.
I am conducting a study on the significant aspects of Google Lively. The purpose of the survey is to map the most significant perceived aspects of Google Lively service for its users. The data will be used to enhance understanding how virtual 3d environments should be documented and what should be told and archived for future generations. We know a lot about 19th century society and the ways of how, for instance, the Romans lived because certain materials and documents have been archived and preserved from those days.
My study attempts to map what would be significant to preserve for the future of Google Lively and similar services in order to tell the coming generations about the service and how we used it.
The survey is a part of the Academy of Finland research project "Library 2.0 - a new participatory context" conducted by Dr. Isto Huvila (Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland).
The individual answers will be processed strictly confidential. The data is used only in the mentioned academic study and it will not be handed over to any third parties. All informants will remain strictly anynomous. This study is not affiliated with Google, any provider of similar services or any other commercial actor.
More information about the project may be found at http://www.istohuvila.fi/library-20
For further information, please contact me at
Isto Huvila, Ph.D.
Åbo Akademi University