I ran across this and thought it might be kind of interesting. The Centre for Business Development is doing a survey of SL™ residents from both a consumer and a business operator perspective. While I'm personally a cheapskate in SL™ and RL, I'm not immune to the old shopping bug.
According to the SL Business Review, "The Centre for Business Development, in its first official initiative composed a survey to get a sense of some feelings and perspectives from the SL community and virtual business owners." The Centre says they're, "a collaborative of business people in SL dedicated to growing and improving SL to benefit residents, businesses and Linden Labs."
There are no specific personal questions about SL™ or RL asked in the survey (unless you consider sex personal... hmmm). If you're concerned about them farming your location from your IP address, use a proxy server or something while taking the survey.
Who knows if this will help any of us out, but I'm going to keep tabs on it and see what they have to say once the survey results are analyzed. Hopefully it will be more insightful than the recently published study, "Virtually Naked: Virtual Environment Reveals Sex-Dependent Nature of Skin" by Anna M. Lomanowska, Matthieu J. Guitton. I mean, after extensive data collection and analysis, it was determined women in SL™ show more skin than men? Really? Have you seen the new resizable mesh breasts? Ahh... that's another story.
Actually, it is a pretty interesting read.
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