... If students of mine start also to study in virtual Harbin, I may include this on the sign. Like Tom Boellstorff (Boellstorff 2008:81), I plan also to develop a consent form for interviews in virtual Harbin, which my hypothetical students could also use there.
Like actual Harbin, where, in addition to being a member of Heart Consciousness Church, or having someone in your party who is, and where you pay anywhere from U.S. $25 for 24 hours for one to camp on a weekday, to $300 for the most expensive cottage for two, to stay, on a weekend, I may also charge a very nominal fee in Linden dollars for entry to virtual Harbin – on the order of U.S. pennies – since this virtual Harbin is becoming a parallel-to-actual virtual Harbin field site. Amount of time spent at virtual Harbin and what one does there will be very different from visiting the 'place' of actual Harbin, yet such parallels are important.
In this actual-virtual Harbin comparison, I haven't come to a situation in any of the virtual Harbins thus far, (e.g. in the OpenSim, virtual Harbin which was stolen, in the Tribe.com Harbin group, in various, online Watsu (School of Shiatsu and Massage) groups or lists, in the Facebook Harbin groups, on the Yahoo.com Harbin rideshare email list, where I've interviewed the same individual in both 'places,' one as avatar, yet I can envisioin this happening. ...
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/gate-on-palisade-like-actual-harbin.html - January 24, 2011)