Presidential Debate Festivities in Second Life

Hopefully, you found time to watch Friday’s presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama. Perhaps you even viewed it from within Second Life.

Over at The Click Heard Round the World Rik Panganiban checked out the SL presence of both camps during the debate:

The McCain viewing party was held in a beachside setting at the "Straight Talk Cafe" build… It was a festive event, with avatars dancing, sipping beverages, and lounging on beach chairs as they watched the debate from their TVs and laptops at home.  About 25 avatars were in attendance…

 

The Obama camp’s debate watching party took place at "Obama/Biden Lounge at Hope Beach…  About 30-some avatars were in attendance. Their impressions were nearly opposite those of the McCain camp…

 

Obviously this was a very small subset of both candidates’ supporters.  What I observed was a lot of preaching to the choir and one-sided views of their candidates.  There was no real dialogue across the aisle, nor was there intended to be… I think it’s a useful reminder that no matter the political figure, one person’s angel is another person’s demon.

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