Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Protest

We are planning our final "protest" and funeral for Lively this upcoming Thursday, December 18th from 8:30 am until 9:00 am -- this will be held in a virtual world graveyard. Thus far, Google has not acknowledged our letters for this virtual world and we are prepared for Google Lively to shut down.

I feel very upset that Google will not acknowledge our efforts to save Lively. We have sent them emails and even held other protests that they still will not respond to. We have also emailed major news groups and posted multiple blogs about why Google should keep this wonderful program that we are in love with. I would like to say that no matter what happens, we will know that we did not give up without a fight. We stood, in the presence of a multi-billion dollar company, and fought. We did not let Google ever rest without telling more about our wonderful Lively.

The protest will be held in a graveyard to express the death of the program and all its avatars. We would love to have your support for the final protest where we pay tribute to our amazing program, and try one last time to convince Lively to keep it. I would like to thank you all for the valuable support that you have given us these past few weeks. Please check back here at 8:20 am on Thursday at which time the link to our graveyard will be posted.

Keep Alively!!!

1 comment:

Vicki A. Davis said...

I admire your tenacity and not wanting to stop and also your desire to share how you feel about Google Lively.

You may feel that you haven't had an impact, however, I believe that you have. There are people who see that students can speak out and get some notice for their subject and I believe that this will be used in powerful ways in the future to talk about social issues and more.

Students have and deserve a voice and using blogs and these tools, you can have a global audience.

I am proud of how hard all of you have worked and look forward to seeing what you will plan on Thursday to say "goodbye."