Monthly Archives: December 2012
Last year WordPress introduced annual reports for blogging and its time to share with you the Wordpress crunchy numbers. My 2011 and 2012 results are below. To view your annual report go to the Stats page on WordPress then click on “Check out the fireworks you created on your 2012 Annual Report.”
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
In 2012, there were 267 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,429 posts. There were 629 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 88 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was November 6th with 891 views. The most popular post that day was Oskar Linden leaves Linden Lab.
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 52,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
In 2011, there were 362 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,167 posts. There were 694 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 92 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was August 25th with 778 views. The most popular post that day was Bring back last names in SL update .
Check out your 2012 annual report stats!
During 2012 the SL community lost many well-known residents and friends. They will never be forgotten and the SL happy memories will live on for years to come. It’s very sad and heartbreaking to lose great talent in Second Life.
Tributes to the following…
- Circe Broom remembered at Sunset Jazz Club
- Kev Sweetwater passes away in real life, much loved SL resident and good friend
- Hyper Mole passes away from cancer in real life
- Lalo Telling has passed away in real life
Other SL farewells in 2012
- Farley Crabgrass
- Tjay Magic
- Barrio John
- Toto Bonetto
- Jeanette Janus
- Francois Jacques
- Nin Maximus
- Tracey Flinders
All of the above will all be greatly missed in Second Life. If you know of any SL residents/friends who passed away in SL/RL during 2012 please comment below.
Watch new episodes 17 and 18 of Flufee on a Meshion 2012 below filmed by Draxtor Despres and great crew members of SL. I have to say that this season of Flufee on a Meshion and the last season has been so funny and very entertaining to watch them all in 2012. Great work and i’m excited to watch 2013 episodes.
Episodes 17 - Three Rolaids
Three Rolaids and a cup of coffee: that’s what I’m gonna have for my breakfast. Just to wash down the past……
Episodes 18 - It Spread
It’s coming….in 2013…a virus so powerful that nothing can stop it….a virus that goes straight..to your SOUL!
About The Drax Files
Machinima by award-winning media maker Draxtor. Channel also includes the “Flufee on a Meshion” comedy series and some work from the “physical” world. New stuff every month, promised!
InWorldz Physics Grid Rollout 2013
Due to be completed on 1st January 2013 if all goes to plan by Tranquillity Dexler.
InWorldz booth at SXSW 2013 trade conference
Between 8th-10th March 2013 InWorldz will have a special set up booth at the SXSW 2013 trade conference in Texas (Austin) . More details visit http://sxsw.org/interactive.
Last year InWorldz hosted it’s first official InWorldz Conference for 2011. The plan is for InWorldz conferences to be held every second year. March 2014 will be the next time the conference will be hosted as it currently stands.
InWorldz 2nd Relay For Life Season 2013
It’s been mentioned that a second season of RFL of InWorldz will take place sometime during 2013. In the first quarter of 2013 there will be a call out to the grid for more committee seats to be filled and planning meetings etc to get the 2nd season started.
Hopefully there will be more regions, visitors, events and new RFL records set in 2013.
Elf Clan Fantasy Art Festival 2013
Planned for February 2013. Details will be announced very soon for this great yearly festival.
InWorldz 4th birthday
In late March 2013 InWorldz will be celebrating it’s fourth birthday since the grid launch. Hopefully there will be other InWorldz birthday events inworld this time around to celebrate four years of InWorldz.
InWorldz reaches 100, 000 total registered users
I predict before the end of 2013 or early 2014 total registered users will reach this milestone which will be a major achievement for InWorldz. It stands at 68, 650 total users according to the InWorldz Login Screen.
What InWorldz events will you be looking forward to during 2013?
Next year on 23rd June 2013 the SL community will be celebrating the first decade of Second Life which will most likely be the biggest event on the grid during 2013. From SL9B there was mention of more regions, exhibits and lots more happening to mark this very special occasion.
Next year is the Big One. The Tenth Birthday. And, believe me, we’ll be prepared.
Because it will be Huge. There will be more sims, more exhibits, more art, more music, more of everything than ever before. We’ll be entering double figures – and we’ll be shouting to the world that Second Life is bigger and better than it ever was – a place where we have claimed our world for our imagination.
Relay For Life 2013
Next year RFL 2013 in Second Life will be taking place on Saturday 13th July 2013 from 10am SLT. Relay For Life also takes place on OpenSim over at InWorldz where a second season of RFL is planned for 2013. The biggest event for cancer research supporting in SL and InWorldz.
SLCC 2013 – (Metaverse Cultural Series 2013)
In 2013 AvaCon will be launching the new Metaverse Cultural Series which features performances and lectures highlighing the metaverse and virtual worlds. AvaCon is planning to expand the convention to include Opensim and other platforms from 2013+.
In 2013 BURN2 will be hosting seasonal annual events and the main BURN2 2013 festival in September/October time. There is mention there will be more regions, events and visitors in 2013 during BURN2 2013 season to mark the community supported event in Second Life.
Bay City 2013
In 2013 Bay City will be hosting it’s fifth Bay City Anniversary in Second Life, Mole Day, BC Fashion Week, Hot Bay City Nights, Tree Lighting and lot’s more in 2013.
Other well known SL events happening in 2013
- vwbpe 2013 – 6th annual conference
- Nova Albion 9th Anniversary
- Fantasy Fair 2013
- Hair Fair 2013
- Pose Fair 2013
- Festival of sin 2013
- Whore couture fair 2013
- Shoe Fair 2013
- Vintage Fair 2013
What SL events are you looking forward to in 2013?
There are just six days away from celebrating the new year 2013 so its now time to highlight my most viewed blog posts, search terms, most clicked links and more stats during 2012. These stats are from my stats page on WordPress which is always good to look at time to time to see the trends good or bad. My SL 2012 blog stats below!
Most viewed blog posts on my blog during 2012
- SL Android apps to try out in 2012 - 2,990 views
- Glastonbury Festival 2012 in Second Life - 2,165 views
- Viewer 1.23.5 disappeared from the Second Life wiki - 2,140 views
- SL9B no centralised party by Linden Lab this year - 1,073 views
- Oskar Linden leaves Linden Lab - 1,043
Top Views by Country since February 2012
- United States – 37, 783 views
- United Kingdom – 10, 330 views
- Germany – 4, 557 views
- Canada – 3, 462 views
- France – 2, 408 views
Most searched terms on my blog during 2012
- daniel voyager – 843 views
- glastonbury 2012 – 430 views
- second life iphone – 260 views
- sl blogs - 233 views
- inworldz - 224 views
Most clicked links on my blog during 2012
- market.android.com - 1,509 clicks
- maps.secondlife.com - 1,179 clicks
- astraviewer.com - 917 clicks
- danielvoyager.files.wordpress.com - 860 clicks
- kirstensviewer.com - 776 clicks
Most commented blog posts during 2012
- Second Life user concurrency 2012 winter update - 35 comments
- New Destination Islands added to the new user experience - 35 comments
- Viewer 1.23.5 disappeared from the Second Life wiki - 30 comments
- SL9B no centralised party by Linden Lab this year - 28 comments
- Oskar Linden leaves Linden Lab - 23 comments
My blog stats so far in 2012
- 152,044 total views
- 2,781 comments
- 891 best ever views on 6th November 2012
- 1,428 blog posts
- 86 categories
Thanks for the blog support this year during 2012. I’m excited about blogging in 2013 and to share the SL adventures with everyone.
Wishing all my SL friends, SL blog followers and blog visitors a happy merry christmas. *celebration time*
Ho Ho Ho!
Watch this new great video of the Raglan Shire Tinies Year 2012 which is really entertaining and highlights popular events from 2012 featuring tinies.
It’s been a wonderful year for tinies in Second Life during 2012 with so many good memories. Lets hope 2013 will be another happy and exciting year for the tinies community in Second Life.
Tinies taking over the grid!
On the InWorldz Forums there is thread called Physics test region selection/rollout informing everyone on the latest developments with the Physics rollout. There is mention of either a major or complete rollout by new years day apparently by Tranquillity Dexler which is excellent news. The Physics rollout started in early December 2012 with only a selection of regions having the latest Physics version.
Tranquillity Dexler mentions that the rollout continues on Wednesday 26th December 2012 to more volunteer regions and huge clusters of regions. Yay!
I will continue this rollout on December 26th to more volunteer regions and will begin to extend this to entire clusters of regions. We’ve had great results for days now in the latest versions and I think we’re on track for a major or even complete rollout by new years day.
The first week or so of January 2013 will be hopefully the completion of the rollout of Physics I think. It’s really exciting to hear its coming so soon and it will be another big leap forward for InWorldz in 2013.
Linden Lab has posted up a new blog post today looking back at Second Life during 2012 and looking forward to 2013 which is just a few weeks away now. During 2012 the SL official blog has very quiet this year for news SL announcements and other related updates overall. This new blog post by Linden Lab is very interesting indeed to read through and its good that Linden Lab is investing more into Second Life for 2013. Yay!
Improvements made to Second Life in 2012:
- New Advanced creator tools
- Good Building Practices
- Revamped Destination Islands
- New Perks for Premium Subscribers
- New Direct Delivery
- Improved HTTP Library
- New group management tools
- CHUI introduced and will be rolled out in 2013
- Project Shining introduced
- 1, 200 places added to the SL Destination Guide in 2012 (Now stands at 2, 400)
- Threaded region crossing improving teleports and reducing lag
- Expanded support of video cards
Upcoming improvement for Second Life during 2013:
- Further improvements to performance and reliability
- New perks for Premium subscribers
- New features for everyone (normal and specular maps)
- Project Shining – more developments will happen in 2013
- More places will be added to SL Destination Guide in 2013
The highlights Rodvik Humble posted up last year for 2012 have been achieved more or less. There looks to be many new exciting developments coming in 2013 and hopefully more to blog about next year.
Today marks my 22nd birthday in real life and i’m another year older. I can’t believe how time has gone really quickly during my teen-early adult life.
It’s now been four years since I officially transferred over from the teen grid (October 2006) to the main grid (December 2008) to start my adult adventures in Second Life. I won’t forget the time when I first arrived at the MG transfer station at Baffin. I met alot of good friends and went travelling across the massive grid of all things SL.
Thanks to everyone for making my SL journey exciting and special so far. It’s been amazing during the 4 years on the main grid and I hope for many more. :)
Recently Google introduced Communities to Google+ where anyone can talk about topics they are into and have conversations about it. It’s been very successful so far I think for SL residents setting up different SL communities pages. I’ve not heard of any issues/problems so far with Google+ Communities and it’s worth joining the pages to stay up with the latest activities from Second Life.
Check out these 10 popular SL communities pages!
- Second Life - 427 members
- Second Life Arts – 293 members
- OSgrid.org - 94 members
- Second Life and other Virtual Worlds - 76 members
- Second Life Music - 68 members
- Practical Uses for Virtual Worlds – 45 members
- NonProfit Commons in Second Life – 43 members
- Opensim Virtual - 40 members
- Virtual Identity - 31 members
- MetaMeets – 30 members
My SL communities main page!
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