Joost and the French elections

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While millions of French citizens sat back to watch the debate between the two leading candidates on television, a large number of them logged on to chat live on Second Life and in blogs.

(This image is from the crowded Island of Nicolas Sarkozy supporters in Second Life.)

Group chatting live about the political debate yielded great insight (and humor) through a back-channel. It seems inevitable that the two platforms – television and blogs/chatrooms – will merge. (As the Joost founders have long suggested)

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