Political Event Sponsorship in Second Life

Political fundraising is now a Second Life phenomenon, complete with corporate sponsorship packages. Blogger Jordy Carnell has developed a fundraiser for Obama-Biden in Second Life. And he’s selling sponsorships to the event. The event seems to have sprung from digital grass roots, and not authorized by the Obama camp. But it makes a person wonder about the amount of enterprise the campaign seems to be generating. Last week, I attended an outdoor concert and every vendor had some rendition of an Obama t-shirt for sale. Sarah Palin is a new face, but I suspect she will also inspire grass roots entrepreneurs to make hay with her identity.