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Vox Pops in Second Life Part II

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Chris Vallance | 23:33 UK time, Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Blogger John Connell has written up my efforts to do some radio vox pops live in Second Life for the Mayo programme (see John's pic). As all this happened in a metaverse is this meta, meta citizen journalism? It is certainly 360 degree reporting in a very literal sense. Our experiment rapidly turned into an improvised reworking of speakers corner as curious Five Live listeners dropped by to look at 'Journo Lumpen' as I unimaginatively style myself (one deciding my third rate avatar looked a bit like Morph). It's surprisingly hard to talk on the radio, IM with second lifers and arrange interviews all at the same time, and I must have seemed very distracted. So thanks to all who made me feel so welcome. For the record I would say we had a 50/50 split between Second Lifers who dropped by to take part in the programme and text messages from the Getafirstlife.com camp. If Neilsen is right and daily usage is around 10,000 - 25,000 individuals then it was a very pleasing turn out.

We'd love to do more in Second Life on Pods and Blogs. If you've an idea of things we might do drop a note in comments. One thought, I wonder if we might "simulcast" with a SL radio station or podcast?


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