Small growth in private estates in Second Life 2013


Tyche Shepherd¬†has just published this week’s data on the new SL sims in past week SLU forum post and finally after 40 weeks there is “positive growth” in private estates in Second Life. It only increased by 13 regions this week which is better than the other way round I guess in a drop. Apparently the last time the grid saw growth in private estates was back on 24th June 2012. This is good news at last and hopefully the growth trend will continue in private estates for in 2013. There needs to be growth in private regions and main grid regions this year. ūüôā

Since the start of 2013 the net number of private regions lost now stands at 510 (2.4% in 13 weeks) according to Tyche Shepherd. 24/7 tracking of the Second Life economy stats can be found on the SL Grid Survey.

As of 31st March 2013:

  • Total Main Grid regions:¬†27, 570
  • Total Area (km¬≤):¬†1806.83
  • Private Estates:¬†20, 482
  • Linden owned:¬†¬†7, 088

Updated private estates graph

Yay! ūüėÄ

The growth in OpenSim Grids Statistics since 2009


Since October 2009 OpenSim grids have been growing in terms of total regions, total registered users and total active users. Hypergrid Business publishes monthly blog posts on the updated opensim grid numbers which is interesting to look at every month. During 2013 or 2014 it’s predicted OpenSim total regions will overtake Second Life total main grid regions.

Over recent years there has been more interest for OpenSim grids it seems and still Second Life continues to decline in terms of regions and active online users. These statistics below show data from October 2009 to March 2013 based on the top 40 opensim grids. Worth looking at I think!

Total Regions via Top 40 OpenSim Grids

  • 6, 103 – 15th October 2009
  • 7, 246 – 15th December 2009
  • 8, 561 – 15th February 2010
  • 10, 558 – 15th April 2010
  • 11, 717 – 15th June 2010
  • 10, 427 – 15th August 2010
  • 12, 425 – 15th October 2010
  • 15, 094 – 15th December 2010
  • 13, 369 – 15th February 2011
  • 14, 566 – 15th April 2011
  • 15, 290 – 15th June 2011
  • 18, 498 – 15th August 2011
  • 19, 525 – 15th October 2011
  • 21, 666 – 15th December 2011
  • 23, 231 – 15th February 2012
  • 20, 159 – 15th April 2012
  • 18, 518 – 15th June 2012
  • 21, 775 – 15th August 2012
  • 25, 202 – 15th October 2012
  • 23, 718 – 15th December 2012
  • 24, 678 – 15th March 2013

Total Registered Users via Top 40 OpenSim Grids

  • 183, 896 – 15th April 2011
  • 194, 466 – 15th June 2011
  • 206, 096 – 15th August 2011
  • 215, 740 – 15th October 2011
  • 222, 316 – 15th December 2011
  • 228, 892 – 15th February 2012
  • 235, 468 – 15th April 2012
  • 245, 433 – 15th June 2012
  • 257, 734 – 15th August 2012
  • 258, 301 – 15th October 2012
  • 276, 930 – 15th December 2012
  • 286, 798 – 15th March 2013

Total Active Users Via Top 40 OpenSim Grids

  • 15, 504 – 15th February 2012
  • 17, 404 – 15th April 2012
  • 16,391 – 15th June 2012
  • 17, 364 – 15th August 2012
  • 18, 124 – 15th October 2012
  • 20, 695 – 15th December 2012
  • 19,496 – 15th March 2013

Do you prefer Second Life or OpenSim grids ? Can you predict future numbers ? 

SL10B, update 1


Updated confirmed key dates, updated links and new SL10B videos have been posted on Prim Perfect’s blog about SL10B¬†today which is going to be¬†huge¬†in June 2013. I’m really excited about SL10B because its ten years since the launch of Second Life and it marks a historical milestone for everyone.

 

Are you looking forward to SL10B ?¬†¬†Please share your views in comments! ūüėÄ

>>> 83 days left and counting until the official 10th birthday of Second Life <<<

Key dates for SL10B

  • April 15th 2013 – Volunteer/Performance, Exhibitor Applications open¬†
  • May 20th 2013 –¬†Volunteer/Performance, Exhibitor Applications close
  • May 27th 2013 – SL10B sims open to builders
  • June 16th 2013 – Grand Opening of SL10B
  • June 23rd 2013 – Second Life officially turns 10 years old
  • June 23rd 2013 – Final day of performances
  • June 29th 2013 – SL10B sims close to the public
  • July 1st 2013 – All builds to be dismantled – sims go offline

Updated SL10B links

New videos for SL10B

SL10B from Mistletoe to DJs

SL10B Episode 1 – A Pattern Of Madness

SL10B Community Celebration – Update Your Bookmarks

More SL10B videos will be published in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! 

 

Happy 4th Birthday InWorldz


Today InWorldz has turned four years old and it’s time to celebrate 4 years with the founders of ¬†the grid.¬†Elenia Llewllyn and Tranquillity Dexter with the rest of the InWorldz team who have worked¬†really¬†hard over the past 4 years to make the grid run smoothly. Woooot!

As far as I’m aware there are no birthday celebrations planned between now and the end of next week (7th April 2013). Last year for the 3rd birthday¬†InWorldz had it’s first official IW conference that took place in Las Vegas. Next year is going to be extra special I think as InWorldz will reach it’s 5th birthday hopefully. ūüėÄ

Happy 4th InWorldz!

InWorldz 3rd birthday

Snapshot from InWorldz 2nd Birthday 

InWorldz Login Screen

Snapshot of InWorldz Login Screen taken at 2:50am SLT today.