John Edwards Second Life Campaign HQ Vandalized
This post on GamePolitics.com talks about the vandalization of John Edwards Second Life campaign headquarters. First, I’m fascintated that there is such a blog as Game Politics. I’ll have to add it to the (nascent) blogroll over here at What Is Second Life central HQ. Second, I’m intrigued that most (all?) of the mainstream presidential candidates are campaigning in SL.
Finally, I’m fascinated by the differences between what occurs in SL vs real life. On the one hand, if a group of Repulicans vandalized John Edwards real life headquarters like this, it would certainly be a national scandal – therefore this would never happen in real life. There is a vastly wider scope to propriety in SL than in real life. No matter how much like real life it becomes, there seems to be this huge scope for wierdness in SL. On the other hand, if the vandals had taken a more “ligitimate” real life action (say blogging about John Edwards) they would receive no media attention at all. The ‘physical act’ in SL (vandalizing) is more acceptable and receives substantially less attention, but the ‘effective act’ (online advocacy) receives a disporportionately large amount of attention.
Am I making sense?