Election Night in Second Life

November 6, 2008 -

While GP was glued to old school CNN for news of this year's presidential voting, Bixyl Shuftan recaps what election night was like in the Second Life metaverse for the Second Life Newspaper:

Princess Ivory had this to say, “Do you all realize that this is a historic election not just for the US, but for SL? 4 years ago SL wasn't as popular. In the past, we would gather with our neighbors and family in the living room and watch the election results on television. Now we sit and watch our avatars sit together, and listen to the BBC broadcast from another window. Incredible..."

Checking the Obama HQ, they had set up some bright glow-balls, bathing the interior of the building in light. And with victory declared, many were dancing away...

Then a couple came in, telling everyone they had just been banned from the Straight Talk Cafe, saying they ran through the place naked...

GP: Only in SL...


Comments

Re: Election Night in Second Life

"We used to hang out with real people that we knew and saw in real life, and gathered in each other's homes and socialized with them face to face.  We'd watch the news on our TV and talk about the election.  But now we can be totally alone at our house watching our avatars doing what we used to do! "

Fabulous.

Re: Election Night in Second Life

Fat, antisocial losers on a rapid journey to selfish wish-fulfillment. only in second life.

oh, I'm sorry- theres WoW, too. oooh, how about this. Second Life trolls - only in second life.

Re: Election Night in Second Life

Can you make yourself muscular in second life. If you can than the owner of the pitiful scrawny super man needs to bulk him up. It's blasphemy to have him that thin.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

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Re: Election Night in Second Life

Oh wait I just realized that's supposed to be Obama, sorry everyone.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Election Night in Second Life

That guy is supposed to be Obama? He looks whiter than I am!

Re: Election Night in Second Life

 YES!  Just four years ago there were 10 people in SL.  Now there's 13!  That's almost one new person a year...a new personal best!

Re: Election Night in Second Life

*facepalm*


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Re: Election Night in Second Life

I think I remember telling my Second Life story the other day in how a girl was crying, saying Obama was gonna take her father's money and give it to the poor. The poor deserved what they got and don't need help.

... Only in Second Life.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Election Night in Second Life

Then a couple came in, telling everyone they had just been banned from the Straight Talk Cafe, saying they ran through the place naked...

Hah! Liberal streakers! Gotta love it.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

Re: Election Night in Second Life

"Now we sit and watch our avatars sit together."

 

And how is this better? Having contact of the mind only and not just the mind and body? Welcome to our downfall.

Re: Election Night in Second Life

*Rolls his eyes.*

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