There are now just 2 days until Second Life officially turns 10 years old on Sunday 23rd June 2013 and Linden Lab have published a really interesting SL10B Infographic of ten years of Second Life in a recent press release via LindenLab.com. I’m very surprised with many others by the stats released. I do like the layout of the graphics and interesting stats shown below. It makes good sense for the lab to publish these stats after ten years. I would like to see the return of quarterly SL economy stats again to see what is going on with the SL economy. Agree?
What’s new ?
- 36 million accounts created
- $3.2 billion (USD) total transactions among users for virtual goods within the Second Life economy
- 217, 266 years the equivalent of total time users have spent in Second Life
- More than 1 million users visit from around the world monthly
- An average of about 400, 000 new registrations are created monthly
- Second Life’s landmass is nearly 700 SQ. MI. Roughly 14 times the size of San Francisco where Linden Lab is headquartered
- 1.2 million daily transactions for virtual goods
- 2.1 million user-created virtual goods for sale. The most purchased items are women’s hairstyles.
- Most popular categories in the Destination Guide – Games, Events, Adventures & Fantasy
New SL10B Infographic
The Future of Second Life. Before 2023!
If Second Life is still around in ten years from now it will be interesting to find what those infographic stats will be like in June 2023. Hopefully Second Life will be around for another ten years or so and it’s going to be exciting to see what lies ahead. I’ve now been in Second Life for almost 7 years and seen many changes over the years.
I think we will see more new technology introduced from Linden Lab in the coming years making Second Life more realistic, faster and better improved. I would love to see growth in the SL economy again and more users staying with Second Life in the coming years. More regular communications (blog posts, office hours, social media updates) between Linden Lab and SL community would be nice. Revamped new user experience and a return of the volunteer program would be most welcome to many. Finally I would love to see Linden Lab supporting seasonal big events like BURN2, SL birthdays and Winterfest.
- There is a more in-depth History of Second Life on the SL wiki from 2002 to 2013.
- My SL Historical wiki page with a breakdown of interesting stats.
What do you predict will happen with Second Life in the next ten years ?