Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
CUs on the Tube Filenes VirtualFinance project
MADISON, Wis. (2/18/08)--The Filene Research Institute has posted a video for its VirtualFinance project that introduces Second Life, a virtual social networking environment, to credit unions. Second Life allows users to create “avatars,” or characters mimicking themselves that interact in a virtual environment. Avatars can communicate with others through instant messaging, visit “islands” or places of interest, and make financial transactions. A team of Filene i3 researchers is currently using Second Life to create a credit union island. Avatars can visit the island to find out more information about the credit union and make transactions using currency, called Linden Dollars.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Maine credit unions put Food Mobile on the road to relieving hunger in rural areas http://t.co/R0xpt6BAZE
1 Day ago
.@TheNCUA's Matz: PALS should be exempt from Military Lending Act proposal #NewsNow http://t.co/Vy9uNhOIEr
1 Day ago
#NewsNow Iowa loan growth 3 times national bank rate http://t.co/fUvudPLg5d
2 hours ago
.@ICBA tallies its Home Depot data breach costs: $90M, 7.5M cards http://t.co/iJgRDC2AKZ
3 hours ago
.@icul's Jury elected treasurer of @WOCCU exec committee http://t.co/HEF1UChN8f
4 hours ago