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Press Release: Team Diabetes Of Second Life Returns For Fourth Season


Great news to share is that Team Diabetes of Second Life will be returning for a fourth season in Second Life starting from 1st November 2018 through until 31st December 2018. It’s going to be another amazing season helping to raise awareness for diabetes in Second Life.

For the full details, see the press release below.

TEAM DIABETES OF SL TO RETURN FOR A FOURTH SEASON

DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

WEBSITE: www.teamdiabetessl.org

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Non%20Profit%20Commons/221/30/26

We are pleased to announce the fourth season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

The official Team Diabetes of Second Life’s season will take place from October 2018 to December 2018, with the following events scheduled to take place:

Off Season Event – October 19 to October 27 – Scare Me Silly Event & Autumn Art Show
November 1, 2018- Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season Begins
November 1 to 30 – The Red Hunt
November 1 to 30 – National Diabetes Month
November 3, 2018- The Red Ball
November 14, 2018-World Diabetes Day
November 30 to December 9 – Winter Showcase & Winter Art Show
December 31, 2018 – Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season Ends

In addition to the events mentioned above, individuals, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to hold fundraising events in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life!  The official 2017 fundraising season toolkit will be available to the second life public on October 1, 2018, at the organization’s office in the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.

About The American Diabetes Association:

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at http://www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For More Information:
Team Diabetes of Second Life’s American Diabetes Association Page:
http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=11304578&fr_id=12466&pg=personal

Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Website:
www.teamdiabetessl.org

American Diabetes Association Page:

www.diabetes.org

International Diabetes Federation Page:
http://www.idf.org/membership/meet-our-members

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Linden Lab Public User Group Meetings Are Still Happening


Linden Village – Simon Linden user group location

For many years Linden Lab have run weekly public user group meetings (office hours) in Second Life with the community to chat about the latest developments, server changes, latest bugs, web updates and much more. 

The good news still is that they are still happening on a weekly basis for anyone that didn’t know they were still going on. The user group meetings are very interesting and they are worth going to if you have not been before.

About User Groups…

User groups are product or community focused and each one is led by the product manager or community manager. Our goals are to make it easier for you to find the user group, or groups, that you want to participate in and for us to listen more closely to your needs and ideas. The user group program is about opening up more lines of communication. Most user groups are public and include inworld meetings, JIRA sections, and sometimes a Twitter feed, an SL Forum, or an SL email list. It’s up to the user group lead and the core Resident team how they want to communicate with one another. The discussions will be open, direct, and focus more on your needs, new features, and be more forward-looking.

Hippotropolis – Oz Linden user group location

As of 3rd October 2018 here are the current weekly Linden Lab Public User Group meetings sorted chronologically by day of the week.

All times below are PDT/SLT.

User Group Description User Group Leader Frequency Days of Week Time (PT) Location (SLurl)
Server/Sim/Scripting Simulator issues and technology. Simon Linden Weekly Tuesday 12:00-13:00 SLurl
Open Development Open discussion of SL development, including open source contributions. Oz Linden Weekly Wednesday 07:00-08:00 Oz’s RaftD or IETF Island (180, 210, 22)D
Server Beta Anything pertaining to server changes and public beta testing. Caleb Linden Weekly Thursday 15:00-16:00 On AditiSLurl
Content Creation Discussion of SL content creation including avatars, animations, and other meshes.
(Supersedes the Bento user group.)
Vir Linden Weekly Thursday 13:00-14:00 Hippotropolis Campfire CircleD
Governance Discussion & education of issues involving Governance such as in-world abuse, Abuse Reports, Forum Reports, Marketplace Reports, etc Kristin Linden Bi-weekly Tuesday 13:00-14:00 HavenhurstD
Concierge & Land Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues. Theresa Linden Every 2nd and 4th Thursday Thursday 12:00-13:00 Linden Estate Services4D
Web Discussion of issues around Web properties such as Marketplace, Profiles, Place Pages, Search, etc. Grumpity Linden & Alexa Linden Monthly Wednesday 14:00 DenbyD

Please spread the word about Linden Lab public user group meetings.

Second Life Statistics Update – October 2018


Private Estates Positive Growth Update

According to Tyche Shepherd via VirtualVerse on 23rd September 2018 the year to date for private estates net change is now positive with the addition of 45 regions (0.3% growth) since 31st December 2017. This means the total amount of main grid regions has regrown to the size it was back in April 2017. Yay! 🙂

This is very good news to hear positive growth for private estates in 2018 so far. I think the summer price reductions on land this year in Second Life has made a positive difference this year. The grid is slowly growing again and I hope this trend will continue.

Region Breakdown

Here are the latest Second Life region statistics as of 30th September 2018:

  • Main Grid Regions: 23, 785
  • Private Estates: 16, 146
  • Linden Owned: 7, 639
  • YTD Net Change for Private Estates: +40 (0.2% increase over the year)
  • – Adult rated regions: 5, 864 – (24.7% of the grid)
  • – General rated regions: 2, 909 – (12.2% of the grid)

Daily Concurrency

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 50, 000
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 28, 000
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 42, 000

Second Life Signups 

As of 30th September 2018 there have been 56,  326, 674 signups for Second Life to date.

SSP Regions Starting To Take Shape


1st October 2018

The new SSP regions are now starting to take shape with the new addition of either pathways or roads from the middle upwards of the continent. It looks like new docking areas have been added around the coastline. New waterways have formed which will be great to sail through when it’s fully completed.

Just a month ago the SSP regions looked rather empty. see below. Today (above snapshot) so much has changed and it’s exciting to see what the regions will look like in a months time.

It’s unknown still what the regions will be used for but many are saying it could be used for new Linden Homes, new Horizons Homes or new Linden Realm games. Maybe the regions will be just for just premium members / new premium homes.

2nd September 2018

20th August 2018

Still no official announcements from Linden Lab on what these regions will be used for. Hopefully the lab will announce something before the end of 2018.