Category Archives: Second Life Stats

2015 Second Life grid statistics update


Tyche Shepherd over at SLUniverse Forums has just released the first Second Life grid statistics of 2015. Every Sunday new stats are published on the New SL Sims in past week thread via SLUniverse Forums. It’s worth checking it out during 2015 if you are into Second Life metrics.

2013 vs 2014 vs 2015 region counts comparison

On 6th January 2013 there were 28, 036 main grid regions. There were 20, 921 private estates and 7, 115 Linden owned regions. During 2013 private estates in Second Life decreased by 1, 719 regions which is a net loss of 8.2%.

This time last year on 5th January 2014 there were 26, 227 main grid regions with 19, 241 of those being private estates and 6, 986 being Linden owned regions. During 2014 private estates in Second Life decreased by 673 regions which is a net loss of 3.5 loss.

According to the first report of 2015 published on 4th January 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions in Second Life now stands at 25, 611 regions. From the total amount there are 18, 579 private estates and 7, 032 Linden owned regions.

The Future

I think it’s going to be interesting to see what happens during 2015 in terms of the grid numbers and I hope that things start improving somehow for Second Life. 2015 is going to be a challenging year for Second Life with the upcoming new virtual world in the works, advances in the oculus rift, High Fidelity and the OpenSim platform.

I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. I’ll continue to share the 2015 stats during the year so stay tuned for that.

What do you think will happen during 2015 in terms of grid numbers for Second Life ?

My SL blog 2014 in WordPress crunchy numbers


It’s been a great year of blogging for me and I have enjoyed the 2014 owl adventures this year too. I’ve enjoyed blogging about the biggest events/news of the year from Second Life and OpenSim grids. Thanks for all of your support this year.

I can’t wait to start my 2015 adventures and blog more about the latest happenings from the metaverse. Woooot!!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared my 2014 annual report for this blog and here are the results. See Full Report Here.

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

There were 615 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 130 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 1,859 views. The most popular post that day was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars .

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 295 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,082 posts.

Attractions in 2014

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. plus.google.com
  4. plurk.com
  5. community.secondlife.com

Where did they come from?

That’s 180 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. U.K. & Germany were not far behind.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2014 was Prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  1.  zzpearlbottom                  22 COMMENTS
  2.  James OReilly                   12 COMMENTS
  3.  Minethere Always            9 COMMENTS
  4.  caoimhelionheart            9 COMMENTS
  5.    5E.L                                  7 COMMENTS

See Full Report Here.

My Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2014


With less than a week to go until the start of 2015, it’s time to look back at my blog stats and find out which blog posts were the most viewed during 2014. Here we go…

Top 10: Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2014

  1. Prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014 > 2, 539 views
  2. Linden Lab announces new starter avatars > 2, 394 views
  3. Second Life statistics 2014 spring update > 1, 975 views
  4. The launch of SL Go mobile app > 1, 666 views
  5. Dirk Talamasca has passed away > 1, 445 views
  6. New updates on the next generation platform from Ebbe Altberg > 1, 085 views
  7. Linden Lab working on a next generation virtual world > 913 views
  8. Rod Humble officially leaves Linden Lab > 805 views
  9. Second Life on the map of the internet > 688 views
  10. Ebbe Linden first Meet and Greet with SL Press > 639 views

Thanks so much for reading my blog during 2014 and I think it’s been a good year in general. Thanks for all the blog comments/likes this year.

2015 is going to be a interesting year for sure and I’ll forward to another year of blogging about the latest metaverse news from Second Life/OpenSim grids.

Stay tuned for more highlights of 2014 in the coming days. :)

 

Second Life statistics 2014 autumn update


This is the autumn 2014 Second Life statistics blog post looking back at the past 3 months to see what’s been happening in terms of grid numbers. My last statistics blog post was made on 2nd July 2014 for the summer update. These are the very latest statistics for Second Life that are available today. My next statistics blog post will be published in late December 2014 with highlights of the year and predictions for the year ahead for 2015.

Key:

  • Red = decline
  • Green = increase

Total Regions

  • The total number of Main Grid regions is now 25, 836  – (down from 26, 120)
  • The total number of Private Estates is now 18, 824 –  (down from 19, 080)
  • The total number of Linden Owned is now 7, 012  – (down from 7, 040)
  • Numbers correct as of 28th September 2014

On 1st October 2013

  • Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
  • Total Private Estates: 19, 645
  • Total Linden owned: 7, 084

Since 2nd July 2014 the region count has been falling in all three key areas (Main Grid regions, Private Estates and Linden Owned regions). As of 21st September 2014 the year to date Private Estate losses are now 431 (2.2%). Back in July 2014 that number was 200 (1%). In April 2014 the decline rate was 0.5%. 

Private Estates Growth

Since 2nd July 2014 there have been a few peaks in private estates which is worth mentioning but it’s still not enough. There needs to be far more private estate growth in the coming months and something needs to be done to build up more interest in buying private estates in Second Life.

  • Net growth of 24 private estates – 24th August 2014
  • Net growth of 1 private estate – 21st September 2014

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since 2nd July 2014 the daily concurrency levels in Second Life have been reaching a maximum peak of 52, 000 (down from 56, 000) and a low peak of 28, 000 (down from 30, 000). Still the numbers are declining it seems and as many know the levels were much higher in previous years. I would imagine the concurrency levels will start to pick up again now we are heading into the winter months.

  • The median daily concurrency has dropped down to 41, 000 (down from 42, 000)
  • The mean daily concurrency is 40, 550

New Signups

The rate of daily signups has increased slightly during the past three months in general. Very soon Second Life will reach a new milestone of 40, 000, 000 registered accounts since the beginning of Second Life way back in 2002/2003.

  • Between 10, 000 – 13, 000 new accounts are being created every day for Second Life
  • In total so far there have been 39, 736, 544 registered signups for Second Life

Summary

In the past three months the grid has declined in grid size and the concurrency levels have dropped again. Private Estates saw some growth in the summer and the daily signup rate has started to pick up again. My predictions for the next three months is that there will be growth in the areas listed above and that Second Life will reach the 40 million mark for total registered accounts.

Useful Links For More SL Stats

Send in your theme suggestions for 2015 RFL of SL


If you have any theme suggestions for 2015 Relay For Life of Second Life season, fill out this form and submit them. Apparently theme suggestions will be narrowed down and put to a vote this weekend. Hurry!

The 2015 theme announcement will be made at the 2014 RFL of SL Wrap Up party on Sunday 31st August 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend the annual event and be part of Relay For Life of Second Life history. :)

History of RFL themes

  • 2004 – No theme
  • 2005 – No theme
  • 2006 – No theme 
  • 2007 – Quest for a Cure
  • 2008 – Heroes
  • 2009 – One World, One Hope
  • 2010 – Wishing on a Cure
  • 2011 – Seasons of Hope
  • 2012 – Time For A Cure
  • 2013 – Celebrating 100 Years of Hope
  • 2014 – A Journey of Promise
  • 2015 – To be confirmed

GO RELAY!

Avination grid fourth birthday details announced


Avination grid will be celebrating it;s fourth birthday from Friday 12th September until Sunday 14th September 2014. There will be live entertainment, live DJs and much more. Visit the AVN4B sims on the Map to see the amazing exhibits and enjoy with friends.

See the full event schedule and lineup below for AVN4B.

Friday 12th September

  • 10am – 12pm DJane Kirsten (Gothicbunker Aachen) – Warmup with Gothic and Hardrock
  • 12pm – 1pm Digital Deception – live
  • 1pm – 2pm Pingout Duffield – live country, rock and pop music
  • 2pm – 3pm Nance Brody – live

Saturday 13th September 

  • 8am – 10am Fashion show at AVN4B – new and unusual styles for modern people
  • 10am – 11am Babba Ballyhoo – live – unusual and unique, Cologne Folk Music
  • 11am – 12pm AriangelS – live
  • 12pm – 1pm DJane Florchen – live – charts, mixed and pop
  • 1pm – 2pm DJane Melanie – live – Progressive House, Trance
  • 2pm – 3pm Torben Asp – live – unique fusion of electronic music and lights…

Sunday 14th September

  • 11am – 1pm DJane Kirsten – live – charts
  • 1pm – 2pm Dubliners – live show
  • 2pm – open end DJ Menny Italian – music mix

Grid Stats as of 22nd August 2014

  • Total users: 71, 889
  • Unique last 30 days: 2, 135
  • Total regions: 665
  • Online users: 50

 

New Login screen on Second Life Release 3.7.14.292660


Linden Lab has revamped the Second Life viewer login screen this week to make it more simple and cleaner for new users apparently. To see the new changes download and install the latest release via the Second Life Release/3.7.14.292660 release notes page.

From a glance the login area has been moved to the top of the screen with three new login buttons to enter Second Life. The login area has been enlarged with a new look and its more welcoming than before in previous releases of the Second Life viewer. The showcase area below is still the same as before and the logging in process is still the same.

New Login Screen

New Login Screen – 3.7.14.292660

Old Login Screen

Old Login Screen – 3.7.13.292225

What do you think of the new login screen ?