Today InWorldz hit another a major milestone of reaching 90, 000 registered InWorldz users which is another step closer to reaching the big 100, 000 users milestone due in early 2014. Woooot!
90, 000+ total users milestone
InWorldz total users historical stats
- “The first 1, 000 took almost a year.. the second 1, 000 just a bit over a month..”
- 2, 000 members - 14th May 2010 (growth chat)
- 5, 000 members - 20th June 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 - 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
- 100, 000 members – Expected in early 2014
I think the InWorldz community should have a big party to celebrate 90, 000 registered users mark and also for the big 100, 000 total users milestone. Agree ?
Linden Lab have sent a new email response on Wednesday 20th November to Kylie relating to the recent change to the Second Life terms of service. Apparently Linden Lab are still reviewing what can be done currently and it may take some time to come to a final solution/result. It’s just a confirmation that Linden Lab are still evaluating and hopefully we will hear something more encouraging next time.
See the new email response by Linden Lab and follow up by Kylie Sabra below….
Thank you for your group’s letter. As mentioned in my last note, we have been reviewing what changes could be made in light of the concerns expressed by some Second Life content creators. The Terms of Service impact all of our products and services, and the careful process of reviewing, evaluating, and making any revisions does take some time; we greatly appreciate the continued patience of concerned Second Life content creators while we do so as quickly as we can.
3:39 PM November 21st
Thank you, Peter, for your response. We will continue to check in, of course. In cases such as this, silence is not golden. I look forward to hearing from throughout this process.
I’m glad there is positive communications between concerned members/groups of the SL community and Linden Lab PR team. I really do hope this gets sorted out before the end of the year at the latest.
Firestorm have started to block old Firestorm versions this week one by one which will continue for the rest of the week until completed by the Firestorm Team. See the latest block updates below and be prepared to upgrade to the latest version of Firestorm.
The Firestorm team have recently been under pressure from Linden Lab to block older versions and its been in the works for many weeks now. The blocking is needed so that the Firestorm Team can continue to develop Firestorm futher so that everyone has a better inworld experience. By the end of November the Firestorm team will only allow the latest three versions of the Firestorm to access Second Life which makes sense.
Blocked Firestorm versions…
22.214.171.12479 release – 166 users(Blocked Nov 18th, 2013) 126.96.36.19936 release – 881 users(Blocked Nov 19th, 2013) 188.8.131.5280 hotfix release – 571 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013) 184.108.40.20682 maintenance release – 606 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013) 220.127.116.11000 Beta – 4585 users(Blocked Nov 21st, 2013) 18.104.22.168744 – 3334 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013) 22.214.171.124803 – 60 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013) 126.96.36.199837 – 14,120 users(Blocked Nov 23rd 2013) 188.8.131.52155 – 40,451 users(Blocked Nov 24th 2013)
Last updated: 25th November 2013
Stay updated on the latest news on the official Firestorm blog.
On Hypergrid Business there is a new Fourth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey to fill out to find out which opensim grids users like the best in terms of community, technology, content and support. One vote is required and the results will be posted before 23rd November 2013 apparently.
Once the survey has been filled out click on the Submit button then there will be a message box confirming the submission to Hypergrid Business…
Your response has been recorded. We’ll be publishing the results of this survey by November 23
Previous OpenSim annual Grid Survey results and responses…
Which OpenSim grids will come out on top this year ?
This year Relay for Life of InWorldz raised a grand total of $801,169 izzies apparently which is a new record and this year the funds were quadrupled than last year. This shows that there is still strong support for Relay For Life events to take place InWorldz. This is awesome news and it’s great that so many participated this year to make a difference. Time to celebrate and party!
2013 RFL of InWorldz Stats
- $801,169 izzies raised
- Over 75 visitors (average = 51 people) at any given time
- 133 luminaria were lit
Top 10 distances
- Kelly4u Lynn > 27.0 miles
- Hairy Thor > 22.6 miles
- Wildstar Beaumont > 20.5 miles
- OldeSoul Eldemar > 20.3 miles
- Banker Ibor > 16.3 miles
- Amaranthim Talon > 12.4 miles
- Neill McCullough > 11.7 miles
- MidnightRain Glas > 10.7 miles
- Panza Eilde > 10.5 miles
- Mortus Eclipse > 10.5 miles
- Total Distance covered by users of the Pedometer: 210 miles
I guess we can now look forward to the third season RFL of InWorldz 2014 when I’m sure more new records will be set.
The well-known SLUniverse hit a big milestone this week on 12th November 2013 on reaching its 10th birthday anniversary which is incredible. Wow, ten years full of SL changes, drama, news and today it’s still growing strong.
There have been many good and bad stories posted over the years. It’s a great source to find out what’s going on in Second Life on a daily basis. It’s a large Second Life resident supported site and I’m sure in the near future it will continue to break new records.
SLUniverse is my top favourite site to find out the latest news in SL, OpenSim and RL. I joined SLUniverse back on 01-02-2010 and I log in almost every other day to see what’s going on. Here are some stats worth viewing below…
SLUniverse Forums Stats – (17th November)
- Threads: 83, 073
- Posts: 1, 839, 751
- Members: 29, 879
Happy 10th Birthday SLUniverse!
Today I went to visit Brasil Rio Surf in Second Life which is a really cool place to visit I think. There are many great things to do such as attending parties, riding jet skis, wave surfing and much more. I strongly recommend this destination to visit because it’s a great way of hanging out with friends and most importantly having fun. It’s open to everyone!
My Brasil Rio Surf snapshots
^ The coaches arrive ^
^ Snapshot of the Brasil Rio Surf beach with the Brasil 2014 clock ^
^ Snapshot of the owl chilling out on the beach looking towards the sea ^
Teleport to Brasil Rio Surf in Second Life today and have fun with friends.
On Wednesday 13th November Jim Tarber shared some very interesting charts of InWorldz growth from July 2010 to November 2013 on the InWorldz Forums. New updated charts on InWorldz users, regions and online concurrency which are all worth looking at. The automated recording broke in 2012 which explains the gap in the charts shared by Jim Tarber.
InWorldz soon will be reaching its next big milestone of 90, 000 registered InWorldz users and I’m sure there will be a big party to celebrate this big occasion. 100, 000 InWorldz Users I predict will be reached sometime before Easter 2014. I can’t wait to see that!
InWorldz Users chart below shows a big increase in users since July 2010 and the rates continue today at a steady pace. It does seem that there are high peaks at the start of the each year and also during the summer months on the grid of InWorldz.
InWorldz Regions chart below shows all the interesting summer peaks and autumn lulls since July 2010 which seems to be increasing every year more and more. Yay!
InWorldz Online Concurency chart shows all the low/high peaks in online concurrency since July 2010. From July 2013 to October 2013 there was a big increase again in online activity for InWorldz. Wooot!
See the InWorldz Login Screen for more stats.
Marianne McCann recently shared a new press release called Bay City Tree Lighting 2013 which will be happening on Sunday 8th December 2013. This will be the 4th annual event which will be held in North Channel region at the Bay City Fairgrounds area from 1pm to 4pm SLT.
Don’t miss this and everyone is welcome to attend.
For full details see the press release below
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bay City Alliance
BAY CITY ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUNDRAISER
Fourth Annual Event celebrates the holiday season
BAY CITY, SL (11th November, 2013) – Come to the Bay City Fairgrounds on Sunday, 8th December 2013 from 1-4 pm SLT for a tree lighting, skating party, silent auction, music event featuring GoSpeed Racer, Grace McDunnough, and CelticMaidenWarrior Lancaster. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ). There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun!
In addition to all the above, a silent auction is planned for the event. We are asking Second Life™ designers and artists to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or others transferrable items (or a no-copy object that the auction winner can give to you to redeem their prize, if the item(s) have to be no transfer) that reflect well on your Second Life pursuits. Please contact Marianne McCann to participate.
Auction will end at the conclusion of the event at 4 p.m. SLT. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). Child’s Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.
For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.
Event poster: http://goo.gl/Ta1epR
Today I went to have a sneak preview around the Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013 regions which looks absolutely stunning this year. This weekend coming marks the 2nd annual Relay For Life of InWorldz weekend which will see hundreds of avatars participating in the relay. Inside the relay track this year there is large fairground split over two regions with loads of exciting rides to have fun on.
I’m sure it’s going to be a fun weekend for everyone. Hopefully new records will be set and more people will attend this year to support/donate. I can’t wait!
RFLofIW 2013 Event Details
- Time > 9am to 9pm InWorldz Time
- Date > Saturday 9th November 2013
- Theme > Many Worldz For A Cure
- Where > SLURL < (inworldz users only)
Snapshots of Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013
It’s preview time!
The bear on the relay track ready to race!
A lovely side view of the relay track and the large fairground this year
View overlooking the seating area, track and fairground area
A huge welcome blue and white sign for RFL Fairgrounds
It’s almost time to race!
Are you ready for 2nd annual InWorldz Relay For LIfe weekend 2013 ?
The BURN2 Planning Team have created a new important survey to make 2014 BURN2 Event in Second Life even better. It’s anonymous and confidential in the survey. It will take around five minutes to complete the survey and feedback is most welcome to make next year rock. I can’t wait and the countdown has officially started!
Draxtor Despres has uploaded a new 10 minute & 54 seconds video today of him playing with Leap Motion exploring gesture-based interactions with Second Life. Draxtor Despres pre-ordered Leap Motion when it was announced and Drax found some time to try it out. It’s a awesome video from start to finish and it’s so nice to see Leap Motion being used in Second Life. Yay!!!
Leap Motion for sure has amazing potential in Second Life I think and hopefully with more development/support it will be used more often. I hope that this video will inspire more people in the SL community to give it a try and share their views.
See Draxtor Despres playing with Leap Motion below…