SL14B Officially Opens


At 12pm SLT today the SL14B regions officially opened to the public in Second Life after months of planning. The SL14B regions will now remain open until 3rd July 2017 so there is plenty of time to see everything.

Come over and enjoy the birthday celebrations today! 🙂

Stay updated on the latest SL14B news here.

SL14B Press Day Preview


Yesterday the Second Life press had special access to preview the SL14B sims. The long wait is almost over because the SL14B Community Celebrations officially open to everyone at 12pm SLT today.

At first glance the SL14B regions look really impressive this year. There are 18 SL14B regions to visit and explore. There will be live performances, live DJ events, hunts, pod tours and so much more during the week ahead.

Second Life officially turns 14 years old on 23rd June 2017 and there will be grid wide celebrations.

The annual Second Life birthday is one of my top favourite events to attend. I’m always impressed by the amazing builds, events and great community atmosphere there is.

My first preview snapshots of SL14B.

SL14B Map

SL14B Welcome Area

SL14B Cake Stage

SL14B DJ Stage

SL14B Stage Left

SL14B Time Capsule Area

I will be posting more SL14B snapshots on my blog in the days ahead and on my Flickr stream. Stay tuned for that 🙂

RFL of SL 2017: Relay Weekend Press Release


A new press release was sent out this week about next month’s 2017 Relay Weekend in Second Life. This year Relay Weekend is scheduled for Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th July 2017.  The theme for the 2017 RFL of SL season is Passport to Hope.

Check out the full press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG

For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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Are you ready?

Relay Weekend, set for July 15 and 16, is almost here and just wait until you see what’s been planned this year!

From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Relay Weekend is an exciting and special time, one that you don’t want to miss.

Make sure you keep up-to-date on all Relay happenings with relayforlifeofsecondlife.org.

One way to get involved is to become a sponsor of Relay Weekend. There are many different levels of sponsorships available — both in-world and non-virtual real world opportunities — and all designed to benefit not only Relay For Life of Second Life but for you as the sponsor as well.. Check out relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/get-involved/sponsorship/ for details and be a part of this fun event that attracts thousands.

Our bags are packed and our passports are ready for Relay Weekend. Won’t you come along with us?

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 13 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5,600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Linden Lab shares some quick tips on account security


Today Governance Linden shared some updated quick tips on account security on the official Second Life blog. The reminder comes afteran increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident”.

“This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.”

The lab have now issued some updated quick tips on how to keep your account secure. Please read the full blog post below for more information.

We want to remind everyone that giving another Resident access to your account or account information, by any means and for any reason, is both dangerous and not permitted by the Terms of Service. An account is intended to be used solely by its creator, and keeping your account details secret and secure helps you keep it that way.

We’d like to provide you with some quick tips on how to keep your account secure:

Choose a secure password with upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols, and avoid common dictionary words or phrases. For instance, “password” is not a good password, but “wh4tAr g@t4P55!” is much better (though you shouldn’t use that last one either, now that all of Second Life just read it, too).

Choose a secret security question answer. To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess. For example, answering “What is your favourite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts. Answering “The Wide Wide World of Sports” might be much more secure!

Keep your password and the answer to your security question secret from everyone, regardless of their relationship to you. Only you should know this information; not your significant other, family member, casual acquaintance, person with an honest look in their eye, or anyone else.

Keep your password unique and special to Second Life. Reusing the same password across different platforms or websites makes your account vulnerable if one of those sites suffer a data breach.

No Linden will ever ask for your password. Likewise, there is never a reason for you to enter your password to unlock an item, receive a discount, or anything else.

Use only the official Second Life Viewer, or a Third Party Viewer from the Third Party Viewer Directory. If the viewer does not allow you to log directly into your account for any reason, the viewer is NOT secure.

You can read more about keeping your information secure on the wiki at Linden Lab Official: Password Protection.

If you have any problems accessing your account—especially if you believe that your password or security information may be known to anyone other than you—please contact the support team by opening a support case.

Thanks for keeping your account secure!

-Governance Linden