On 6th May 2022 Linden Lab announced new last names for Mother’s Day (US) which are now available. These limited new last names will remain available until Friday 13th May 2022. You can change your account name here. and find the FAQ here.
Here is the full list of current last names now available….
The lab will announce more new last names throughout the year and for anyone that wants to suggest a new last name for Second Life then here is the Last Name Suggestions form.
On 6th May 2022 Brad Oberwager who is the current Executive Chair at Linden Lab appeared on This Week In XR Podcast hosted by Charlie Fink and Ted Schilowitz. Brad starts by saying Second Life had a big boost over the pandemic from older members of the community coming back to the platform and there was new users. Brad mentions “the real growth came when the users came in the concurrency increased and so the economy increased” along with the social increase.
Brad comes in around the 10 minutes & 50 seconds mark talking about the growth of Second Life in recent years, new residents joining the platform, the business model and the land based model. Brad talks about how to build a creator economy, the metaverse and much more.
Brad says Second Life does 1.6 million transactions a day, 650 million dollar economy and that Second Life has 2.2 billion items in the world which is a huge amount. The podcast runs for 48 minutes and 3 seconds. Thanks to the sponsor Virbela.