Women of Google+ : Idrialis Castillo

As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.


Women of Google+ : Idrialis CastilloFeatured G+’er : Idrialis Castillo

How did you originally get invited to Google+?

By a Googler.

What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?

You can interact in a very organized way with your contacts and unknown too.

How does Google+ fit into your life or career?

Specially with the hangouts I’ve been using them for business, it works perfeclty, cause I don’t have to move to a place to have a meeting.

Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?

“Paradise is on Heaven and Heaven is a place on earth better known as the Dominican Republic. So, here I am, living in the Wonderland.”

Female, 24 years old, dominican, lawyer, geek.

I was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, but I’ve been living in Santo Domingo since I opened my eyes. I belong to Santo Domingo city in soul and spirit….

I do business in Second Life. Contact me there: Idrialis Sella

I’m Interested in Virtual Worlds, Science, New Technologies, Singularity, Nanotechnology, Science myths, Transhumanism, social media, social networks, politics, Human Rights, virtual activism, movies, books… I’m going green, I enjoy reading info about everything, listening to people when they talk about something I don’t know… History, stories, I like all related to web 2.0, 3.0, 3D, Augmented Reality and upcoming future, graphic design, photography, and by other side, I’m crazy about topics as security and defense, human rights,. environment, political sciences, law, criminology, education systems, and psychology, but ABOVE ALL, I’m proudly a Second Life and a Google user :)

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Women of Google+ : Moggs Oceanlane

As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.


Women of Google+ : Moggs OceanlaneFeatured G+’er : Moggs Oceanlane

How did you originally get invited to Google+?

I heard about it in my online networks and just tried logging in and I got access straight away.

I have worked in web related roles since the mid 199os – and often with education/educators – so there’s always a lot of buzz about new tools and toys and how they are and can be used.

Second Life is a virtual environment that is used for education, playing with technology, gaming, music, arts, literature, socializing and more – it’s populated by people of all ages, cultures and religious and philosophical view points… a large number of that community could be tagged as “early adopters”. I found that over 60 people had added me to circles when I first signed up/logged in. Many of these people I’ve come to know over a number of years and they appear across my networks – the community I’ve established as a virtual world avatar is far more important to me than where or how I originally met them.

What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?

I really like the concept of circles – being able to quickly and easily filter who you share with and what you read. I also like the option of seeing the whole stream if I want (though don’t necessarily want it to be my default view. I have been watching the stream and seen people organizing groups for deaf people to hang out – including setting up hang-outs for signing; for bible study groups and for education. I’ve always found Facebook annoying as it’s awkward to filter and I resent having to login to something additional, I guess because I already use gmail, etc I don’t feel I’m having to login to something extra…but really it’s the circles that offer the greatest distinction/benefit.

How does Google+ fit into your life or career?

It enables me to connect and communicate with people with common interests from around the world… as do a number of networks… I’m mostly sold on the groups. Being an information junkie it’s perfect for me.

I really can’t wait to have more people from work and personal participating – though my second life community is so vast and includes people from that community, from other online communities, work colleagues, friends and family that I’m already quite excited by the possibilities.

I’m interested to see whether people will be forced to share their real life identity (birth certificate name and their photo) online or whether online names and pseudonyms will be allows. Since being online I’ve used three key identities: a single word nickname for work (10+ years); a single word nickname not even remotely associated with my name for personal (10+ years) and my second life identity (~5 years). Each of these online accounts or “names” have associated reputations and are recognizable to my communities – to change them would mean having to start over and try to re-establish vast communities who may not recognize my real life name.

Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?

In ‘real life’/my physical world I have worked in web related roles for a long time – coding, accessibility, writing and policy – not programming. I have often worked in educational organisations or with educators whether in the public or private sectors. I’m an information junkie. I love to learn and I love to share.

I’m particularly interested in how online communities and tools can be used by business and education… and for personal reasons to simplify, break down barriers and open communication.

I’m passionately interested in discussions about reputation, behaviour, censorship, freedom of speech, copyright, intellectual property, accessibility/usability… and silly things that are just fun.

I’m equal parts silly and serious. I’m half avatar/half human and 100% curious.

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