Congress vs. Jon Stewart vs. Susan Temby vs. Colbert Challenge

Second Life, Virtual Worlds on May 2nd, 2008 2 Comments

A few weeks ago the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held the first-ever Congressional hearing about virtual worlds. The hearing focused more on Second Life than any other virtual world platform. I wasn’t back to blogging at the time, but the Washington Post did a nice article summarizing the proceedings. You can find the article here.

A few days later, in response to these hearings, Jon Stewart did a segment mocking the hearings, Second Life, and its residents.



The Second Life community responded in protest. Residents were most angry with the mocking of Susan Tenby (aka Glitteractica Cookie) due to her extensive work with the Nonprofit Commons. Tenby responded to Stewart with some examples of the nonprofit work in Second Life and a little humor.

The responses did not stop there. This week on their season closer of Metanomics, host Robert Bloomfield in response to the Jon Stewart remarks issued a challenge for Stephen Colbert to come into Second Life and be a guest on the show.

I doubt the challenge will be answered, but it is entertaining.

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2 Responses to “Congress vs. Jon Stewart vs. Susan Temby vs. Colbert Challenge”

  1. Brent says:

    Wow, despite the time I spend in Second Life, the reactions were lame. Bloomfield sounds like an idiot.

    Moreover, I think Tanby giving her name to a Congressional Committee made Second Lifers sound like a pack of basement geeks with no lives. I think she should have kept “Glitteractica Cookie” to herself.

  2. andrew says:

    I just have to say this is potentially one of the most intelligent blogs I have viewed on Second Life so far. I do not have any idea where you gather up all of your info but I am gunna send some folks on over to take a look at this site. Amazing, just plain fantastic. I’m have just started getting into spitting out articles myself, nothing compared to your writing potential (lol) but I would love for you to look over my articles someday!

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