Friday, March 02, 2007

Second Life & Politics

Apparently Presidential candidate John Edwards has a campaign headquaters in Second Life. And there's a story going around the Internets that it was vandalized on Monday night. From the comments on the post on Edwards official blog it seems pretty easy to revert back to a previous version of the HQ but the fact that he actually has a Second Life presence is interesting. Despite a few glitches like the controversy over a couple of his campaign bloggers a few weeks ago, Edwards (or his advisors) seem to be interested embracing Web 2.0 stuff in his run and reaching out to voters who are active online. Throw in candidate videos on YouTube and the 2008 election cycle is shaping up to be pretty interesting in terms of politics 2.0.

Disclaimers: 1. This post isn't an endorsement of John Edwards. 2. I'm not really interested in Second Life (or virtual worlds in general) at all other than as a curiosity. But anything influenced by Snow Crash can't be all bad.



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