Category Archives: SL Dans Metrics
This is the autumn 2014 Second Life statistics blog post looking back at the past 3 months to see what’s been happening in terms of grid numbers. My last statistics blog post was made on 2nd July 2014 for the summer update. These are the very latest statistics for Second Life that are available today. My next statistics blog post will be published in late December 2014 with highlights of the year and predictions for the year ahead for 2015.
- Red = decline
- Green = increase
- The total number of Main Grid regions is now 25, 836 – (down from 26, 120)
- The total number of Private Estates is now 18, 824 – (down from 19, 080)
- The total number of Linden Owned is now 7, 012 – (down from 7, 040)
- Numbers correct as of 28th September 2014
On 1st October 2013
- Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
- Total Private Estates: 19, 645
- Total Linden owned: 7, 084
Since 2nd July 2014 the region count has been falling in all three key areas (Main Grid regions, Private Estates and Linden Owned regions). As of 21st September 2014 the year to date Private Estate losses are now 431 (2.2%). Back in July 2014 that number was 200 (1%). In April 2014 the decline rate was 0.5%.
Private Estates Growth
Since 2nd July 2014 there have been a few peaks in private estates which is worth mentioning but it’s still not enough. There needs to be far more private estate growth in the coming months and something needs to be done to build up more interest in buying private estates in Second Life.
- Net growth of 24 private estates – 24th August 2014
- Net growth of 1 private estate – 21st September 2014
SL Daily Concurrency Levels
Since 2nd July 2014 the daily concurrency levels in Second Life have been reaching a maximum peak of 52, 000 (down from 56, 000) and a low peak of 28, 000 (down from 30, 000). Still the numbers are declining it seems and as many know the levels were much higher in previous years. I would imagine the concurrency levels will start to pick up again now we are heading into the winter months.
- The median daily concurrency has dropped down to 41, 000 (down from 42, 000)
- The mean daily concurrency is 40, 550
The rate of daily signups has increased slightly during the past three months in general. Very soon Second Life will reach a new milestone of 40, 000, 000 registered accounts since the beginning of Second Life way back in 2002/2003.
- Between 10, 000 – 13, 000 new accounts are being created every day for Second Life
- In total so far there have been 39, 736, 544 registered signups for Second Life
In the past three months the grid has declined in grid size and the concurrency levels have dropped again. Private Estates saw some growth in the summer and the daily signup rate has started to pick up again. My predictions for the next three months is that there will be growth in the areas listed above and that Second Life will reach the 40 million mark for total registered accounts.
Useful Links For More SL Stats
On 16th May 2014 a new blog record was recorded for blog post views reaching a new high peak of 1,780 views. The blog post was that received the highest amount of views was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars and I would like to say thanks so much for viewing this blog post.
Historical blog post records
- 1,780 views is now the new record set on 16th May 2014
- 891 views was the last highest recorded on 6th November 2012
- 778 views was the first highest for my blog back on 25th August 2011
Today InWorldz officially hit the 100, 000 registered users milestone at 6:37am SLT which is a huge milestone for the community and sets a new historical record. Congratulations InWorldz!
When I joined InWorldz on 2nd September 2010 there were 12, 274 registered users, 96 users online and 499 total regions. See the historical milestones below…
Updated: InWorldz Registered Users Historical Stats
- 1, 000 members – 16th February 2010
- 2, 000 members – 14th May 2010
- 4, 000 members – 11th June 2010
- 5, 000 members - 20th June 2010
- 6, 000 members – 29th June 2010
- 7, 000 members – 4th July 2010
- 10, 000 members – 12th August 2010
- 20, 000 members – 21st October 2010
- 25, 000 members – 12th December 2010
- 30, 000 members – 1st February 2011
- 40, 000 members – 15th July 2011
- 50, 000 members – 15th January 2012
- 55, 000 members – 20th April 2012
- 60, 000 members – 18th July 2012
- 70, 000 members – 25th January 2013
- 75, 000 members – 3rd May 2013
- 80, 000 members – 20th July 2013
- 90, 000 members - 24th November 2013
- 95, 000 members – 10th February 2014
- 100, 000 members - 15th May 2014
It’s taken almost 4 years to reach the 100, 000 registered users milestone and in another four years I would image InWorldz would of reached the 200, 000 registered users mark if rates continue as they are.
This is the spring 2014 Second Life statistics update blog post. I publish the spring, summer, autumn and winter updates during each year looking at the Second Life economy. My last Second Life statistics blog post was published on 2nd December 2013 for the winter update.
- The total number of Main Grid regions is now 26, 165 – (down from 26, 403)
- The total number of Private Estates is now 19, 181 – (down from 19, 424)
- The total number of Linden Owned is now 6, 984 – (up from 6, 979)
Since 2nd December 2013 the region count is still declining week on week and Tyche Shepherd published today that Private Estate Net loss for the year to date is 92 regions (0.5%). If rates continue then the total number of main grid regions will go under 26, 000 within the next few months. Private Estates will go under 19, 000 within the same time frame.
Private Estates Growth
On 24th February 2014 private estates actually grew by 15 regions (net growth) which was welcomed I think. This marked the first growth for private estates of 2014 and marked the first time the grid grew week on week since 31st March 2013.
- +30 regions on 24th June 2012
- +13 regions on 31st March 2013
- +15 regions on 23rd February 2014
These are positive signs indeed that there is interest again and growth for private estates in Second Life. It would be nice to see private estates growing on a monthly basis instead of slowly declining. The good news is that there is a slow down in net losses which is good and lets hope it continues to slow down. It would be nice to see growth in the total amount of regions in Second Life again.
SL Daily Concurrency Levels
Since December 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a maximum peak of 62, 000 on average and 29, 000 for the low peak. The median and mean daily concurrency seems to be steady around the 45, 000 mark.
As of today there are 37,524,063 total signups since Second Life first launched according to the Second Life Grid Survey. See the updated graph below showing resident signups to date and it appears there was more growth in signups from late 2011 onwards. Hmm, interesting!
According to Dwell On It statistical graphs it appears that the rate of signups on a daily basis is now between 7, 000 to 14, 000. Within the next few years the total amount of signups will reach 40, 000, 000. I hope the daily signups rate will increase in the coming years to something like 15, 000 to 20, 000. I think that with more investment in new developments for Second Life that will happen at some point.
On 15th March 2014 Hypergrid Business reported that OpenSim regions drop on OSgrid’s spring cleanup. The top 40 OpenSim grids lost nearly 5, 000 regions during the last two months. 196 opensim grids reported stats last month and note that there are far more opensim grids out there but they didn’t share stats.
- 28,684 regions
- 359,351 registered users
- 21,461 active users
Top ten most popular grids by active users
- InWorldz: 7,550 active users
- OSgrid: 3,313 active users
- Avination: 1,552 active users
- Metropolis: 1,300 active users
- Island Oasis: 798 active users
- Kitely: 629 active users
- Craft World: 614 active users
- 3rd Rock Grid: 375 active users
- AviWorlds: 372 active users
- Littlefield: 344 active users
Top ten most popular grids by regions
- OSgrid: 7,376 regions
- Kitely: 5,655 regions
- Metropolis: 3,676 regions
- InWorldz: 1,354 regions
- Virtual Worlds Grid: 1,268 regions
- ScienceSim: 1,189 regions
- Avination: 623 regions
- Open Virtual Worlds: 518 regions
- Lost Paradise: 445 regions
- 3rd Rock Grid: 338 regions
Next stats update
My next Second Life statistics blog post will be published in early July 2014. Check out my SL Metrics page for more interesting stats.
Today my blog reached the 300, 000 blog hits record which i’m happy to announce today. Thank you all for the visiting my blog over the years. This is a great achievement today I think and I hope that more blog records will be reached in the coming years.
My blog views has increased in the past few years as the graph shows below. Thanks so much for visiting! :)
The plan now is to continue writing blog posts about Second Life and OpenSim for many more years to come sharing different aspects of the metaverse. I’ve now published 1, 894 blog posts so far and I’m looking forward to reaching the 2, 000 blog posts mark very soon. Woooot!!
Today, my blog reached a new milestone of 4, 000 comments which is just incredible and I like to personally say thanks so much for commenting on my blog posts over the years. I really do appreciate it and I think reaching 5, 000 would be an amazing goal.
I’m watching the total views count on a regular basis because it’s nearly reached the 300, 000 views milestone. Again, thanks so much for visiting my blog and comments. :)
This is the last post of 2013 that I’ll be publishing. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys have prepared my 2013 annual report and here are the final results. Wooooot!!!
Crunchy numbers for 2013
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2013, there were 351 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,781 posts. There were 784 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 129 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was October 26th with710 views. The most popular post that day was Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes .
Attractions in 2013
These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.
1 Android & IPhone Apps For Second Life 8 COMMENTS December 2010
2 Second Life statistics 2013 spring update 5 COMMENTS April 2013
3 Windows 8 compatibility with Second Life Viewer 3 20 COMMENTS October 2012
4 New mesh enabled InWorldz Beta Viewer 188.8.131.52227 2 COMMENTS February 2013
5 Third party viewers that support mesh, update 2 8 COMMENTS September 2011
How did they find you?
Where did they come from?
That’s 171 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Germany were not far behind.
Who were they?
Your most commented on post in 2013 was Private Estates in Second Life drop under the 20, 000 regions mark
These were your 5 most active commenters:
2011 & 2012 annual reports
Wow and thanks so much to everyone that has viewed my blog this year. More great things to come in 2014. Happy New Year 2014! :)