Second Life statistics 2014 spring update


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.

Total Regions

  • 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. 

Main Grid total regions

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.

Private Estates

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.

Historical Daily Concurrency

New Signups 

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!

Total Signups

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.

OpenSim 

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

OpenSim grids

Top ten most popular grids by active users

Top ten most popular grids by 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.

 

 

 

 

Private Estates in Second Life grew by 15 regions


Good news that private estates in Second Life grew by 15 regions (net growth) during the past week. This marks the first growth of 2014 for private estates and this is the first time the grid has grown week on week since 31st March 2013 according to Tyche Shepherd.

Private Estates growth history 

  • +30 regions on 24th June 2012
  • +13 regions on 31st March 2013
  • +15 regions on 23rd February 2014

Here is the latest grid stats as of 23rd February 2014.

The grid actually grew this week by 14 regions , Private Estates had net growth of 15 while Linden Owned dropped by 1

Total number of Main Grid regions is now 26145 ( 19163 private estates & 6982 Linden owned)
60 new regions were added and 17 returned to the grid, with 63 regions removed (20 were renamed and 0 came and went since last report)

A modest growth this week , the first time the Grid has grown week on week since 31st March 2013 . The growth was distributed across a range of estates – no particular estate exhibiting a significant change in size due to new regions.

Adult rated regions were also up this week by 29 to 4526 (17.3% of the grid) while General rate also grew by 9 to 3540 (13.5%)

This is a very positive sign and shows that there is interest again for private regions in Second Life. I hope that there will be more growth in the months ahead. The latest stats can be found on the Second Life Grid Survey.

 

Prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014


Lani Global posted a very interesting prediction graph on Twitter on 3rd January for OpenSim vs Second Life for 2014. The graph prediction shows that OpenSim will continue to grow faster than the Second Life grid between now and December 2014. If trends continue as they are then this prediction will be correct for 2014. I hope that there will be a increase of regions/private estates for Second Life during 2014 and for new opensim grids get noticed more.

Latest grid numbers for OpenSim vs Second Life

OpenSim Vs Second Life 2014

Here is a graph published by Hypegrid Business for 2012 and 2013 showing increased growth in OpenSim grids. Again a decline in total Second Life regions.

OpenSim vs Second Life regions 2012 and 2013

What are your predictions for 2014 OpenSim regions Vs Second Life regions ? 

My SL blog 2013 in WordPress crunchy numbers


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.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. twitter.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. plus.google.com
  4. plurk.com
  5. wordpress.com

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?

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! :)

Second Life statistics 2013 winter update


This is the winter update on Second Life statistics 2013.

SL Total Regions

My last post on Second Life statistics was published on 1st October 2013 for the autumn update and it still appears that private regions are declining week on week for many reasons. Tyche Shepherd yesterday published that year to date of private estate losses now stands at 1, 568 (7.5%) via SLUniverse Forums.

This time last year the year to date of private estate losses went up to 2, 500 regions however this year the decline is slower but it’s still alarming. 2013 started with 28, 036 main grid regions and today it’s dropped down to 26, 403 regions. If rates continue as they are then I would expect total main grid regions to be around the 24, 000 mark or less this time next year.

I do hope the SL economy will see growth again but it’s unlikely to happen without more investment.

On 6th January 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 28, 036
  • Total private estates: 20, 921 
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 115 

On 21st July 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 27, 079
  • Total private estates: 19, 997
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 082

On 1st October 2013

  • Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
  • Total Private Estates: 19, 645
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 084

On 1st December 2013

  • Total Main Grid regions: 26, 403
  • Total Private Estates: 19, 424
  • Total Linden owned: 6, 979

The graph shows a down hill drop of main grid total regions during the past year or so.

  • Click to view graph larger

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since October 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a peak of 60, 000 to a low peak of 29, 000 on a daily basis since October 2013. The median daily concurrency went up to the 46, 000 mark with the mean daily concurrency being around 45, 000 mark. I would expect the daily concurrency levels to pick up now as we head into the Christmas season and the new year months.

  • Click to view graph larger

SL Signups

As of 2nd December there are now 36,201,866 signups for Second Life since 2003. According to Dwell On It statistical graphs it appears that the rate of signups on a daily basis is now between 10, 000 to 12, 000 which is much slower than it was at the start of 2013 when it reached between 16, 000 – 17, 000 signups on a daily basis.

Next stats update

The next statistics update will be published in March/April 2014.

Second Life statistics 2013 autumn update


This is the autumn update of Second Life statistics 2013.

My last post on Second Life statistics was published on 2nd July for the summer update and starting now I’ll be publishing on a seasonal basis (spring, summer, autumn and winter) on the very latest statistics on Second Life. I really do hope the SL economy will start growing again either in the last three months of 2013 or during 2014. There have been many new improvements made to Second Life during 2013 which have been successful and liked by many residents of Second Life. in 2014 hopefully there will be more exciting new things to come which may increase the popularity of Second Life again.

Total Regions

Since 2nd July 2013 total regions in Second Life have still been dropping and the big shock of the summer was that on 21st July private regions dropped below the 20, 000 regions mark for the first time since 28th June 2008 which is cause for concern. The net loss of regions was much higher last year and this year it’s been rather low this year until now because it’s starting to rise up again. The good news of 2013 so far is there was small growth of 13 regions in private estates back in March 2013 which was great news. It would be good to see another increase before 2014 but depends on many factors.

On 6th January 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 28, 036
  • Total private estates: 20, 921 
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 115 

On 21st July 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 27, 079
  • Total private estates: 19, 997
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 082

On 1st October 2013

  • Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
  • Total Private Estates: 19, 645
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 084

Updates on Net Loss

  • Between January 2012 to December 2012 the net loss was 11.3%
  • The net loss of private estates back on 21st July 2013 was 995 regions4.7%.
  • From the end of 2012 to 30th September 2013 now stands at a 1347 regions6.4% drop

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since July 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a peak of 56, 000 to a low peak of 28, 000 on a daily basis during the past 3 months. The median daily concurrency is steady around the 45, 000 mark with the mean daily concurrency being around 44, 000 mark. The numbers have dropped since the January 2013 which is very alarming. I’m sure the numbers will rise during the autumn/winter months and we will have to wait until December 2013 to see if it has or not. 

SL Signups

As of 28th September 2013 there have been 35, 425463 sign ups for Second Life since the launch. At the start of 2013 SL sign ups were reaching 16, 000+ and then there was a rather huge surge in sign ups during April 2013 to 17, 000 sign ups every day according to dwell on it statistical graphs. Today there are between 13, 000 to 15, 000 new SL sign ups on a daily basis arriving in Second Life.

  • Check out my SL Metrics blog page for more interesting stats
  • The next update will be published in December 2013

Private Estates in Second Life drop under the 20, 000 regions mark


Today there is big news that the number of privates estates in Second Life have dropped below the 20, 000 mark for the first time since 28th June 2008 according to Tyche Shepherd on SLUniverse Forums. The net loss of private estate regions this year to date now stands at 995 regions which is a 4.7% loss. In comparison last year the net loss for private estates was 11.3% between January 2012 to December 2012

On 6th January 2013 private regions was 20, 921 and today there are 19, 997 private regions left on the grid. This is rather alarming and shocking news that there is still a noticeable decline happening in Second Life. There was a positive peak in late March 2013 when there was small growth of 13 regions in private estates in Second Life which was a good sign. The last time before that was 24th June 2012.

I guess if rates continue private estates would go under the 15, 000 mark sometime in 2016/2017. We need a recovery plan for private estates so growth can take place again.

On 6th January 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 28, 036
  • Total private estates: 20, 921 
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 115 

On 21st July 2013

  • Total main grid regions: 27, 079
  • Total private estates: 19, 997
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 082

See the graph below for the net loss of Second Life Private Estates during 2013.

See the graph below from October 2006 to July 2013 showing growth peaks then for some reason there is a noticeable decline of SL private estates.

What needs to be done to see growth in private estates in Second Life in 2013/2014+?