Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ME/CFS Centre for Social Support now open in Second Life

****ME/CFS Centre for Social Support now open in Second Life****

Dr. Kirsty Best from Murdoch University has set up a Centre dedicated 
to people with ME/CFS in the virtual world Second Life.

We invite all those with ME/CFS and their friends and family to use 
the Centre and attend our gatherings and events. We hold regular 
meetings in the Centre, where people with ME/CFS gather to find 
support, friendship and information. We also host visiting speakers, 
guided relaxation/meditation, and more. All you need to attend is a 
Second Life account, available for free. We suggest those with ME/CFS 
sign up through Virtual Ability: http://virtualability.org/signup.aspx

Once you have an account and have downloaded Second Life, the Centre 
can be accessed through this URL: http://www.tinyurl/me-cfs  All you 
need to do is open up the Second LIfe application on your computer, 
open up the URL in your web browser (http://www.tinyurl/me-cfs ), and 
then click "Teleport now" above the image of the Centre.

You may want to visit our website (http://www.mecfscentre.org) even if 
you choose not to enter Second Life. We publish recordings of our 
visiting speakers, information about ME/CFS, and a calendar of events 
taking place in the Centre. Please feel free to join our mailing list 
to get updates on events and to read or contribute to discussions 
about ME/CFS (http://groups.google.com/group/mecfscentre).

**More information**

- To find out more, our website is: www.mecfscentre.org

- Join our mailing list at: http://groups.google.com/group/mecfscentre 
(You need to create a Google account if you don't have one, or sign in 
with the account you currently have).

- We have just started an ME/CFS lobbying/advocacy collaborative wiki 
at: http://mecfslobbying.wikispaces.com/

- Take a virtual tour of the Centre here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OResI2xxJ8

- Join the ME/CFS Centre group in Second Life (do a search for ME/CFS 
Centre once you are logged in and click Join. It's free)

The director of the Centre is Dr. Kirsty Best of Murdoch University. 
Kirsty's avatar name is Kirsty Bearsfoot. Please contact or email her 
with any questions.

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