Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

Second Life year in review 2013 – The last six months


This is the second special post looking back at the last six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between July to December 2013.

There have been many Linden Lab announcements, big SL news stories and big events that shaped Second Life during the past six months of 2013.

See my first special post of my year in review from the first six months of 2013 in Second Life from January to June 2013. There are just five days left until the brand new year 2014.

July 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

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Big Improvements made to Second Life in 2013 which is worth mentioning…

  • Linden Lab added more than 3, 000 new entries added to the Second Life Destination Guide during 2013
  • Project Sunshine added faster and more reliable avatar loading speeds
  • Project Interesting reduced load times and the time to draw objects in regions
  • Materials support enabled everyone to create photorealistic textured objects inworld using normal and specular maps
  • The Fitted Mesh Project expanded the creative potential of mesh
  • CHUI introduced a new hub user interface to communicate inworld
  • SLShare introduced an opt-in feature to share inworld locations, photos, check-ins with Facebook

In 2014 I’m really excited about the following things…

  • Second Life on Mobile devices
  • Full integration of the Oculus Rift
  • And there is more!

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Wow, so much has happened in Second Life during 2013 with many ups and downs. I wonder what 2014 has to offer ? and hopefully it will be a great year for everyone.

You can expect more blogging and more great snapshots in 2014 from me in Second Life/OpenSim grids. I’m excited for the new year ahead in Second Life.

Thanks so much for reading my blog posts and supporting me during 2013. *smiles* – Bring on 2014!

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My blog stats for 2013


There are just five days left until the new year 2014 starts officially and now it’s time to look back at the stats on my blog during 2013. All the stats below are from my Site Stats page on the WordPress Dashboard page. I would like to say thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past year and there is more great blog posts to come next year. Woooot!!!

Most viewed blog posts on my blog during 2013

  1. Second Life statistics 2013 spring update – 2,677 views
  2. New mesh enabled InWorldz Beta Viewer 2.0.0.31227 – 1,707 views
  3. Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes – 984 views
  4. Second Life statistics 2013 autumn update – 830 views
  5. Second Life Extensions on Google Chrome – 760 views

Most clicked links on my blog during 2013

  1. WordPress.com Media – 1,197 clicks
  2. slurl.com – 1,193 clicks
  3. maps.secondlife.com – 973 clicks
  4. market.android.com – 866 clicks
  5. inworldz.com – 715 clicks

Most commented blog posts during 2013

  1. Private Estates in Second Life drop under the 20, 000 regions mark 26 comments
  2. Poll: Has Linden Lab Terms of Service affected you? – 24 comments
  3. Today marks my 7th Rezday in Second Life – 22 comments 

Most searched terms on my blog during 2013

  1. slcc results 2013 – 242 views
  2. second life app – 141 views
  3. daniel voyager – 138 views
  4. relay for life – 125 views
  5. inworldz – 120 views

Most views by Country during 2013 

  1. United States – 49,787 views
  2. United Kingdom – 10,691 views
  3. Germany – 6,874 views
  4. Canada – 5,153 views
  5. Netherlands – 2,967

Most referrers during 2013

  1. Search Engines – 48,026 views
  2. Twitter – 2,766 views
  3. Facebook – 2,222 views
  4. plurk.com – 2,160 views
  5. Google+ – 1,220 views

Other interesting stats during 2013

  1. In 2013 my blog was viewed 109,458 times.
  2. In October 2013 my blog was viewed 11,230 times which is a new record. Also the average in the month was a new high of 362 views per day.
  3. There are now 391 blog followers following through wordpress and via email only.
  4. In total so far my blog has been viewed 263, 466 times since December 2007.
  5. In total so far there have been 3, 751 comments since December 2007.
  6. In total so far I’ve published 1,777 blog post since December 2007.