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Hillary '08 Second Life Headquarters (Preview Stage)Off topic a bit, especially with VB’s new, theoretically exclusive, focus on “Virtual Law,” but I came across this yesterday, and just can’t pass it by. The Hillary ’08 folks have a Second Life presence up and running, albeit in “Preview Stage.” You can find it at Platon (132,112,24) in Second Life, or just follow this SLURL.

A few things are worth noting. First, it’s an entire 65,536 square meter island (which runs $1,675 to buy, and an additional $295 a month). Second, it’s owned by the quasi-legitimate sounding “Steering Committee for Hillary Clinton 2008 Campaign in Second Life.” And third, though the effort is unquestionably more impressive than anything we’ve seen before for a politician in a virtual world, it currently looks like a mashup of a Puerto Vallarta foam party, an episode of 24, and a sleepover for middle-school girls. Pony-Sized Unicorn from Hillary '08 in Second Life (Preview Stage)It has a lighthouse, a two-car bullet-proof motorcade, a fire pit, a disco floor, a helicopter, a black speedboat, a hot air balloon, two animated dolphins, and a pony-sized iridescent unicorn. Also notable: the classified ad that leads users to the island has but a single line of description: “Politics, Debate, Presidential Election, Democracy…Campaigning, Surfing, Skydiving, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Partying.”

One expects a few of these details will change over the next few weeks, so visit now and get your own screenshot, before it’s too late.

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2 Responses to “Hillary ’08 Second Life HQ in “Preview Stage””

  1. on 19 Apr 2007 at 4:00 amAshcroft Burhham

    When you wrote “Hillary 2008″, I thought that you meant the hillary term (as in, hillary, michlemas and lent).

  2. on 19 Apr 2007 at 12:25 pmBenjamin Duranske

    Ashcroft sent me to Wikipedia for this one. I’ll save you the click: the “Hilary Term” is “is the second academic term of Oxford University’s and Dublin University’s academic year. It runs from January to March.”

    And now you know one more thing that will get you $600 on Jeopardy.

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