What if the websites we choose to frequent weren't merely websites, but nations that reflect our homes and ideals? The comic War imagines a world where website membership equals citizenship, and the reddit aliens "liberate" Diggers from their oligarchy.
The first installment of War, created by ncomment, appeared online this past April. It imagined the social bookmarking site Digg as a city, one built on participatory democracy. But as power users gain more power within the city of Digg, unrest sparks among its citizenry, and some of the users discuss reforms. But before they can effect any changes, they are invaded by aliens from rival social network reddit.
The second installment just went up, and envisions the city of Digg under reddit occupation, as well as giving us a peek at the neighboring nations of Mixx and Twitter. A number of other websites are namechecked as well, and if you pay attention, you might notice a familiar logo:
Chances are, we'll have to wait a few months for the exciting conclusion of War. Will the Diggers reclaim their territory? Will the reddit forces convince the occupied diggers to give up memespeak? And what do TechCrunch bars actually taste like?