Kei Moana sent out news that the Capitol Hill sim in Second Life has installed a cool Twitter visualization tool that lets you see what different people are saying about the two US Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates. (For those who don’t know, Twitter is a micro-blogging tool that many Second Life residents are enamoured with.)
I teleported over this afternoon to check it out and was very impressed. All you have to do is type "/mccain", "/obama", "/biden" or "/palin" and you see rising into the air quotes from recent tweets mentioning these names. The feed refreshes every 60 seconds if you don’t do anything, so you are getting a live snapshot of what people are saying and thinking about each candidate. Clicking on any of the quotes takes you to the original tweet on the web.
Kudos to the very talented Kiwini Oe (pictured right) for scripting such a cool device!
The video I posted above is kind of hard to see at that resolution. Click this link to see the bigger version. Click here to teleport directly to Capitol Hill to check it out.
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