The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

January 21, 2009 -

Yesterday, we mentioned that numerous Obama inauguration-themed events would be occurring in Second Life.

This morning, Bixyl Shuftan of Second Life Newspaper recaps a pair of virtual inaugural balls which took place in SL:

I checked Netroots, the group of liberal political bloggers... There were about 40 people in their dance floor area, with a musician singing live on stage...

At one point, one attendee asks, “Looking for an American.” This was followed by cheers, “Yay, we love Americans!” “You done great today - keep it up!” “Happy day for Americans, and I hope for everyone else too.” “CONGRATS AMERICANS .... From DOWNUNDER!” Almost everyone was in formal wear, with two ladies wearing dresses with Obama’s likeness on the skirt...

 

Gemma and I then went to the Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Hill sim... As an officially neutral area, Obama didn’t get the lavish kind of praise he got at the Netroots as he did here, but he did get some, “Oh yes, one of the best days in American history.” “It is hard for me to define.... but if nothing else I do have an increased sense of optimism and pride in my country.” “Obama will certainly have an impact on streaming media.”

 


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Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

Are Second Life events even worth mentioning anymore?

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

"Are Second Life events even worth mentioning anymore?"

Just what I was thinking when I saw the headline.  Second Life is okay, but if it's to have any chance of making it beyond a couple more years the developers need to invest in a graphics engine upgrade to bring it into the 21st Century.

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

Not really but I've noticed an unusual spike with Second Life.

When it was popular, about 40,000 people signed on to the program. The other day, there were over 71,000+ on the game. I have no clue why it gotten so large but it's growing in it's own weird way.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

All hail President Messiah! Everything will be better from now on!


If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

well it certainly cannot be any worse than the path bush was leading you down.

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

@Amy: I second that emotion.

Yes I have a WIP. Just wait and see.

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

Yeah, I was thinking of flying penises with that one. I admit, I go on Second Life...but... not for those things. I'm content with my television so I can watch the real inauguration along with the party.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

that is NOT what I was thinking of when I heard Second Life and inaugural balls in the same sentance...

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: The After-party Buzz on Second Life's Obama Inaugural Balls

Ewwww.

 
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