What does Second Life mean to you ?

Linden Lab have just launched The “What Second Life Means to Me” Video Share Project to mark the upcoming Second Life 12th anniversary. The lab is asking residents what Second Life means to them. Second Life means so many things to everyone and this is a great opportunity to share your stories

Here is the blog post announcing the new project by the lab, see below.

We’ve been having a lot of fun with no end in sight to the good times – but you can’t turn 12 without a little pride and reflection. Second Life has been going strong for a dozen wonderful years and there’s a ton of things happening to celebrate. You’ll see more to come here in the Featured News Blog – but we wanted to stop and ask – “What is the meaning of Second Life?” To you – that is! This question may sound daunting – but the truth is, tapping into what makes “SL” so special to us as individuals and communities is a really amazing exercise in retrospection and self-discovery. This is your world – so what does it mean to you?

Whether you just got started, have been onboard for the full dozen years, or fall somewhere in between – we’d love to see a glimpse of your story in the “What Second Life Means to Me” video project. You don’t have to be a master of machinima to participate. You can use something like Camtasia or Fraps to make some great stuff relatively quickly, and both have free or trial versions. Or, you can film yourself talking directly to your web or digital camera and telling your story. This doesn’t have to be a strictly inworld project – because we understand that Second Life impacts our offline lives as well.

From a few seconds to a few minutes – just kick it off with this – “In Second Life, my name is …” and share your story from there! Once you have something set – share it! Upload it to YouTube and embed it on this forum thread. Together, we’ll watch the thread for new stories over the coming weeks – it should be awesome. If you prefer to express yourself in writing – share what Second Life means to you with a reply to the thread.

Already many well-known residents along with Lindens have uploaded their impressive inspiring short videos including Torley Linden, Xiola Linden, Strawberry Singh, Draxtor Despres, Gentle Heron and I’m sure many more residents will participate in the days ahead. 🙂 

If you are interested in this new project then this is a great opportunity to share your stories and journey so far in Second Life. You can upload a short video (Camtasia or Fraps ) or perhaps you may want to write something to add to the project.

What does Second Life mean to you ? 


Linden Dollar (L$) Authorised Reseller programme closing down 1st August 2015

Linden Lab announced on 15th June 2015 that the Linden Dollar (L$) Authorised Reseller programme will be closing down on 1st August 2015 after 2+ years of operations. LindeX will be the only authorized place to purchase L$ from 1st August 2015 apparently.

In the blog post it mentions that the pilot program was introduced back in 2013 and since then the lab have expanded the payment options for the Second Life community. The lab mentions that “Today, you can easily purchase L$ in more countries than ever before, using a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill, which supports a wide range of payment methods”. This will effect you if you have been buying Linden Dollars from companies other than Linden Lab.

More details can be found in the blog post, see below!

In 2013, we introduced a pilot program for Authorized Linden Dollar (L$) Resellers. This pilot program was designed to give Second Life Residents additional options for purchasing Linden Dollars, particularly for those based outside the US.

Since then, we have expanded the payment options for Second Life users, and today, you can easily purchase L$ in more countries than ever before, using a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill, which supports a wide range of payment methods. We’ve found that these options support the vast majority of Second Life users, and we have therefore made the business decision to close the Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller pilot program.

We are contacting program participants directly to detail the next steps for them, and they will have approximately six weeks to sell off their L$ inventory.

As of August 1, 2015, the Authorized L$ Reseller pilot program will be closed, and the LindeX will be the only authorized place to purchase L$.

What do you think of this closure announcement ?