Category Archives: OpenSim

Google+ Shutting Down Within The Next 10 Months – Big Loss For Second Life & OpenSim Users


The end of Google+ within the next 10 months

Google has officially announced that the social media platform Google+ will be shutting down over the next ten months for consumers after the recent security flaw that has exposed users private details. Apparently up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected. Google says Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90 percent of Google+ user sessions last less than five seconds.

Huge impact on Second Life and OpenSim Google+ communities 

This is sad news for all Second Life and OpenSim users that have been running active communities on Google+. This is very disappointing news especially for the active OpenSim Virtual community that has over 2, 000 members because it was a great resource to find out whats going on.

Anyone that uses Google+ will have to move else where within the next 10 months like onto Facebook, Reddit, PlusporaDiscord or Mastodon etc. Whatever happens the communities will come back stronger and bigger after the closure.

Where are you going to move to ? 

Opensim Virtual Google+ page

RIP Google+ 

June 2011 to 2019 

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Islandz is the official name for new grid opening soon


Islandz is the new official name for the new grid opening soon after the closure of InWorldz recently.

Islandz will be a closed grid and will not be hypergrid enabled.

On Sunday 19th August Beth Reischl started the setup for the database recovery apparently and once that has been completed then work can start on the OARS.

So far no date has been set for the opening of Islandz. Stay tuned for further updates very soon.

InWorldz Website Goes Offline


This week the InWorldz website finally went offline after last month’s sad closure of the InWorldz grid. The InWorldz community resident area is still open for the latest updates.

In the last week other OpenSim grids have seen a boost in new users switching over. The Kitely Market sales grew by 300%, DigiWorldz and Discovery Grid saw increased growth in sales recently.

There are active discussions going on via the InWorldz Discord chat at the moment.

The new grid Infiniti Grid is under development and I’m sure we will hear more information about it soon. It would be great to see Relay For Life and other annual events come back again.

More updates will be posted soon.

Kitely Market sales jump 300% since InWorldz shut down last week


On 2nd August 2018 Ilan Tochner the CEO of Kitely announced a new record of a 300% sales jump on the Kitely Market since InWorldz shut down last week. This is a huge jump in sales growth for the popular Kitely Market.

DigiWorldz and Discovery Grid saw increased growth in sales during the past week. Other grids most likely saw increased sales too.

Check out the Kitely Market here

The blog post reads…

InWorldz, one of the oldest and largest OpenSim grids, has recently shut down. Since then, many InWorldz residents have moved to other grids in search of a new home. Thanks to Kitely Market, we now have some hard data that shows the scope of this exodus, as well as which grids were the preferred destinations for InWorldz residents.

We have seen a remarkable 300% spike in Kitely Market sales since InWorldz has shut down, as users that moved to new grids began restocking their avatar inventories. InWorldz didn’t allow its residents to use Kitely Market, so for many of these users this is the first time that they’ve been able to buy from our marketplace.

We saw Kitely Market sales begin to rise on July 26, a day before InWorldz shut down. The graph below compares sales from the week since InWorldz shut down, to the average weekly sales in the three weeks before that. Kitely’s own grid experienced the biggest growth in absolute numbers, but DigiWorldz and Discovery Grid experienced the most growth relative to their previous sales levels.

Stay updated on the latest Kitely news here.


InWorldz 2.0 Update

(2nd August update) – Looks like InWorldz 2.0 will be called the Infiniti Grid

Infiniti Grid

Poll Results: What grid have you moved to after the closure of InWorldz ?

Poll Results OpenSim

 

More updates soon!