Category Archives: SL Dans Metrics
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! :)
This is the second special post looking back at the last six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between July to December 2013.
There have been many Linden Lab announcements, big SL news stories and big events that shaped Second Life during the past six months of 2013.
See my first special post of my year in review from the first six months of 2013 in Second Life from January to June 2013. There are just five days left until the brand new year 2014.
- Second Life grid celebrated Independence Day > 4th
- BURN2 plots became available > 8th
- SL Relay for Life weekend opened for 24 hours > 13th
- SL Relay for Life surpassed 2 million dollars >14th
- Rod Humble played with Oculus Rift in Second Life >18th
- Private Estates dropped under the 20, 000 regions mark > 21st
- VWBPE 2013 opened officially > 24th
- Linden Lab updated pricing for educational and non-profit orgs > 24th
- Linden Lab offered 50% for a limited time > 28th
- LEA announced round 5 of the LEA Land Grant program > 5th
- Over 30 avatars attended the RFL of SL wrap up party of 2013 > 10th
- Linden Lab updated the terms of service > 15th
- Server Side Appearance went grid wide > 19th
- BURN2 2013 plot winners were announced > 22nd
- Calas Galadhon Park opened to the public for a few days or so > 2nd
- The Arcade celebrated it’s first birthday in Second Life > 3rd
- Firestorm celebrated it’s 3rd birthday in Second Life > 4th
- National Space Society in Second Life announced winners > 10th
- BURN2 2013 team selected ten artists > 12th
- Second Life Metaverse Journal closed down publishing > 16th
- Metaverse Week in Review turned six years old > 16th
- Second Life featured on The Verge > 25th
- Linden Lab announced SLShare > 25th
- Linden Lab published video on improvements in Second Life during 2013 > 26th
- Grendel’s Children celebrated it’s 7th anniversary in Second Life > 1st
- United Content Creators of SL offered a strong approach to the TOS change back in August 2013 > 13th
- Qarl Fizz announced closure of his region and lack of support for the deformer project > 17th
- BURN2 2013 officially opened in Second Life > 19th
- Builder’s Brewery reached 20, 000 group members > 19th
- Second Life Mobile Beta Invites went out > 23rd
- Teen CL Regions were closed down by Linden Lab > 1st
- Draxtor Despres played with Leap Motion > 4th
- SLUniverse turned ten years old > 17th
- Firestorm blocked old viewers > 19th
- The Blackened Mirror season 2 – episode 1 went live > 1st
- Voidpointer Linden mentioned a possible Oculus Rift viewer for Second Life > 8th
- Bay City tree lighting event 2013 took place in Second Life > 8th
- The annual Avi Choice Awards for 2013 took place >16th
- Andrew Linden leaves Linden Lab after 11 years and 6 months > 17th
- Linden Lab announces it’s 2013 highlights and looks ahead to 2014 > 20th
Big Improvements made to Second Life in 2013 which is worth mentioning…
- Linden Lab added more than 3, 000 new entries added to the Second Life Destination Guide during 2013
- Project Sunshine added faster and more reliable avatar loading speeds
- Project Interesting reduced load times and the time to draw objects in regions
- Materials support enabled everyone to create photorealistic textured objects inworld using normal and specular maps
- The Fitted Mesh Project expanded the creative potential of mesh
- CHUI introduced a new hub user interface to communicate inworld
- SLShare introduced an opt-in feature to share inworld locations, photos, check-ins with Facebook
In 2014 I’m really excited about the following things…
- Second Life on Mobile devices
- Full integration of the Oculus Rift
- And there is more!
Wow, so much has happened in Second Life during 2013 with many ups and downs. I wonder what 2014 has to offer ? and hopefully it will be a great year for everyone.
You can expect more blogging and more great snapshots in 2014 from me in Second Life/OpenSim grids. I’m excited for the new year ahead in Second Life.
Thanks so much for reading my blog posts and supporting me during 2013. *smiles* – Bring on 2014!