Getting the Free Direct Delivery Bear 2012

This week Direct Delivery launched officially by Linden Lab which is great news for Merchants and for the rest of the SL community that use the SL Marketplace to shop all things SL. At the bottom of the blog post it seems Linden Lab are giving away a FREE limited-edition Linden BearI think this Direct Delivery Bear is rather cute and loveable. :p

Get this free limited-edition Linden Bear in celebration of the new, more efficient way to receive purchases from the Marketplace — not BOXED! The bear will be delivered to a new Received Items folder. Grab your free bear, find it in your Received Items folder, and get a notecard telling you more about the changes to the Marketplace.

Check out my snapshot below of the Direct Delivery Bear 2012. 🙂



New Resident Experience regions over time

Here are snapshots of various new resident experience regions Linden Lab have rolled out over the years including the historical orientation islands and help islands. Historical snapshots below (SL beta – 2012) and feel free to share your new resident experience memories in comments. 🙂

Orientation Island Public – (SL Beta – 2012)

New Orientation Island – (2006-2008)

Help Island – (2006 – 2012) 

Welcome Island Public – (April 2010 to 2012 )

SL Discovery Island Public  (April 2010 to mid 2011)

Greeter Island – (November 2011 – January 2012)

New Destination Islands – (March 2012 – current experience)

What’s next ? 

Today I created a new Flickr set called New Residents Regions if you are interested in viewing more snapshots of the New Resident Experience in Second Life. I joined TSL back in October 2006 and went though Orientation Island TG. When I reached the end I was teleported to the TG Welcome Area where I started my adventures as a young teenager.

Between 2005 – 2011 Teens had Orientation Island 5 (overflow region) & Orientation Island TG (active) plus two Teen Help Islands which were never used. The snapshot below I took on 31st May 2008 showing a busy Orientation Island 5. There were between 14-30 new teens at any one time going through these teen Orientation Islands. Today Orientation Island 5 and the two Teen Help Islands still remain on the grid today but teleport access has been disabled.

Today Help Island Public, Help Island Public 2, Orientation Island Public and the newer Welcome Island Public you can still visit to go through the basics of Second Life. 🙂

100 SL blog followers

Today I looked at my SL blog dashboard site stats and was amazed to see that I now have 100 SL blog followers which i’m very pleased about. It’s been good to see the increase of followers over the years and I hope that more will become interested in my blog for years to come.

Follow my blog today! 🙂

Since July 2011 my blog has been viewed by 76, 046+ times and hopefully soon my blog will reach the 100, 000 views milestone which i’m really looking forward to. Check out my blog views month-by-month below. 🙂

Thank you very much for subscribing and reading my blog posts. Yay! 🙂