Second Life Vigil For Slain Iranian Protesters

New World Notes reports that a ceremony was held in Second Life last week to honor protesters killed by security forces during the post-election unrest in Iran:

Lasting longer than 90 minutes… about forty people ultimately showed up for the vigil. No one there was reportedly from Iran, but some have family members who are. It wasn’t only a time for mourning, but coordinating and growing the nascent "Support Iran" group which organized the event.

 

What we’re seeing here, then, is an immersive offshoot of the informal Internet community that has sprung up in the last couple weeks…

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