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Former Governor Mark Warner To Enter Second Life

| 31 Aug 2006 16:28

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will become the first U.S. politician to have a "virtual town hall" meeting in Second Life.

Game Politics reports that Mark Warner, a potential 2008 presidential hopeful, plans to launch his Second Life group of Forward Together today.

"In Second Life," said Warner, "distances and time differences vanish. It will allow us to reach people through a whole new medium. Social technologies can be great tools for political change, and virtual worlds like Second Life might be the next tool for engaging people in the real world democratic process. We want to use Second Life to continue the conversation about the direction of our country. My avatar is also pretty funny looking. That alone makes it worth checking out."

Second Life journalist Wagner James Au will be interviewing Warner after his talk. The event will take place in the virtual New Globe Theater today at 12:30PM PDT.

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