what is the virtual people smuggler?
the virtual people smuggler enables to participate virtually in political events that are taking place all in places that are out of your physical reach. as a virtual participant you can express support for the stated goals and demands of such events. expressing your support takes place on a number of different levels: by signing up as a virtual participant, you make your support visible to the other visitors/users of the virtual people smuggler. signing up as a participant also gives you the opportunity to express your motivation for your participation and you can give comments on the turn of events [both on- and off-line]
how to virtually participate in an event?
to be able to participate virtually you need to signup as a participant. use the sign-up link on the right to access the sign-up form. during the sign up process you will need to specify your name, message and motivation for participation and you will have to choose a visual representation of your on-line identity. you will also be asked for your email address and you will have to pick a password. with your email address and your password you can delete or change all information that you have submitted at a later point in time. specifying an email address also enables other participants to contact you directly.
what happens to the information submitted?
all information submitted via the sign-up-form will not be used for any purpose other than displaying your virtual participation on this website and you can delete it at anytime you wish to do so.
where are the virtual participants?
if you are not sure about the way you should present yourself in the virtual people smuggler, or if you just want to browse the virtual participants you can use the 'show-...' functions on the right. they display the virtual participants in a number of different ways [sorted by affinity groups or just those who have already commented on the off-line event for example]. you can learn more about the individual participants by clicking on their names/the images representing them.
what is the webjournal?
the webjournal reports form the off-line event. in contrast to the virtual people smuggler itself, not everybody can contribute to the webjournal. the webjournal is usually run by a dedicated group of participants of the off-line event who edit and publish information about what is going on during the off-line event. the webjournal is good place to get an impression about the dynamics of the off-line event