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Second Life Isn’t Always the Right Idea

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As much as I hate to criticize one of the few people in Washington who actually has the courage to take on the current administration, I have my doubts about Dennis Kucinich’s entry into Second Life. Kucinich almost makes me wish I was a Democrat. The Kucinich Campaign Stumbles Into Second Life

Newt Gingrich is Thinner in the Metaverse

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It’s been a while since a real live politician created an avatar and spent some time in Second Life. Despite all of the hype about using virtual worlds as a political platform, we’ve seen surprisingly little in the way of real world politics in SL. If Newt Gingrich has is way, all of this will […]

My Weekend at the YearlyKos Convention

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I spent the weekend attending the YearlyKos convention in Second Life. All-in-all it was better than flying to Chicago and staying in a hotel. YearlyKos is Dead, Long Live Netroots Nation

Unravelling the Kirby Scandal

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This has to qualify as one of the stranger stories I’ve covered. A political consultant gets a little too wrapped up in Second Life and ends up making a big mistake. The Sad and Twisted Saga of a Political Consultant’s Battle With Nintendo’s Kirby

Things Are Different In Japan

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Election season has begun in the land of the rising sun, and that can only mean one thing — candidates are no longer allowed to update their websites. Kan Suzuki has even shuttered his Second Life headquarters. A Land Where Politics and the Internet Don’t Mix

Gravel Expands His Second Life Experiment

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Still the only official campaign in Second Life, the Gravel people have expanded their use of the virtual word to include voter polling. So? Well, for one, it’s currently the only polling the official campaign is doing. I cover the full story for Metaversed: Presidential Campaign Polling Comes To Second Life

This Week I Talked to Too Many Lawyers

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I take a very detailed look at federal election laws and how they apply to online grassroots political activities. Then, for good measure, I apply those laws to the campaigns in Second Life. Most groups pass. One in particular may have problems — they’ve chosen to deal with those problems by avoiding me. A strategy […]

We’re Not in Pasadena Anymore

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Second Life can be a strange and foreign place. Mostly because everyone is from somewhere else — regardless of where you’re from. In this post I look at the global nature of SL. Campaigning In A Global Village

Finally, an Official Candidate Comes In World

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for. A real live presidential candidate authorizes his Second Life presence. Mike Gravel Meets the Metaverse

Campaign HQ’s Come and Go

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A slow period for the in world campaign groups affords me the time to speculate on some of the mysterious activities surrounding disappearing campaign headquarters. Also, I get attacked by an unhinged librarian. Like some of the campaign headquarters, she mysteriously vanishes when it becomes clear what a kook she really is. Politics In Second […]

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