Second Life in recent years has been able to attract not only businesses, content creators, artists, marketing directors and of course ordinary people, but also the interest of some political leaders. The most famous example is perhaps that of Barack Obama, appeared in SL 31 March 2007 thanks to the efforts of the Forefront Media group.
Among the first to realize the potential of the medium, there were also two Italian politicians. The first was Antonio Di Pietro whom in July 2007 hold a conference on the Italia dei Valori island in the Linden Lab's metaverse when he was the Italian Minister of Infrastructure.
The second was Anna Finocchiaro, Senator of the Democratic Party whom in April 2008 presented her program like candidate for Presidency of Sicily Region.
It's curious to note how in Second Life and virtual worlds in general there weren't almost conservatives politicians, whom are present with their own pages on more "national-popular" means as Facebook. One might conclude that SL and virtual worlds are inhabited by an "enlightened elite" of liberals? The question seems destined to remain unanswered, including the obvious risk of falling into an easy self-celebration of the ego of visitors to Second Life, already sufficiently hypertrophied especially in the case of certain representatives of the Italian community (but not only).ShareThis