For the first time OpenSim regions has reached the 100, 000 regions milestone via Hypergrid Business. Well done to all the OpenSim grid owners that made this happen during April 2021. As you can see below in the chart the total OpenSim total land area has kept on growing since December 2009.
OSgrid, Kitely, ZetaWorlds, DigiWorldz and the Discovery Grid has the most regions for April 2021. OSgrid, DigiWorldz,, AviWorlds, Tag Grid and Metropolis have the most active users on them for April 2021. Hypergrid Business now tracks a total of 1, 660 public accessible grids. 342 were active this month and 269 published their statistics.
Second Life by comparison has 26, 818 main grid regions in total as of 16th May 2021 from the Second Life Grid Survey. 18, 205 are Private Estates and 8, 613 are Linden owned regions. Second Life total area is now 1757.54 (km).
There are 17 listings on 2 pages worth visiting if you love Second Life history. Most of the places listed I’ve been to and revisited over the years. Baffin Island is one I remember well because I transferred to the main grid back in mid December 2008. It was the welcoming spot for teen residents “graduating” to adulthood based around an library coffee shop at the heart of the region. The grids merged back in January 2011 which was over ten years ago now. The former teen grid regions can be found if you search for Lewis on the Map in Second Life.
It’s amazing to think on 23rd June 2021 Second Life officially turns 18 and that means Second Life will begin it’s adult years very soon. Second Life will hopefully be around for many decades to come so I don’t think there is anything to worry about currently.