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Happy 13th Birthday Second Life


SL13B Map 23rd June 2016

SL13B Community Celebrations continue!:)

Today marks Second Life official 13th birthday and it’s time to party. It’s amazing to think that Second Life was first launched on 23rd June 2003 developed by Linden Lab and since then Second Life has transformed so many lives.

Today Second Life has 24, 479 regions which is equivalent to 1604.26 (km²) for the total area and it would take a long time to explore it all. From the total amount of 24, 479 regions there are 17, 430 private estates and 7, 049 linden owned regions. Since June 2003 there have been 46,487,996 signups for Second Life and daily max concurrency averages around 50, 000 mark.

I have been in Second Life for almost ten years and it’s been a really good experience since October 2006. I have met so many nice people over the years and explored so many amazing places in Second Life. I started blogging in 2007 since then I have enjoyed writing about events to the big news happening on the grid. Thanks for subscribing and reading my blog posts.:)

Second Life has changed in many ways since I joined and there is too much to list everything. With the introduction of Windlight, Mesh and Bento Second Life has improved so much for the better. I’m sure the next 13 years will be even more exciting with more new features and improvements being added to Second Life.

SL13B Day 1_001

Time to party!

Check out SL13B section on the Second Life Destination Guide to join in with the party happening now.:)

Did you know ?

Map from Nov/Dec 2003

Map of Second Life from Nov/Dec 2003

Happy 13th Birthday Second Life and here’s to another 13 years!:)

June 2016: Second Life Statistics


My last Second Life statistics blog post was published back in early March 2016 where I mentioned that Linden Owned regions increased slightly with private estates declining yet again. All statistics used in this blog post are from the Second Life Grid Survey for reference.

Since March 2016 Private Estates have declining further and Linden Owned regions have dropped again. Since the start of 2016 Second Life has lost 299 regions so far and if things don’t change soon then I would imagine at the end of 2016 the total amount of Main Grid regions will most likely drop down to the 23, 000 mark. It’s hard to tell if Project Sansar will have an impact on the grid numbers. The public launch of Project Sansar will be the end of the 2016 / early 2017.

In the graph below there have been some weeks with net growth for private estates which is good to see. It would be nice to see more net growth in the months ahead for Private Estates.

Weekly net change in Private Estates since the start of 2016

Second Life Regions

On 3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

On 6th March 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 693
  • Private Estates: 17, 568 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 125
  • YTD Private Estate Net Loss: 207 regions (1.2% down) 

As of 5th June 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 526
  • Private Estates: 17, 476 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 050
  • YTD Private Estate Net Loss: 299 regions (1.7% down)

Daily Concurrency

Check out these graphs below showing the daily concurrency trends from 2009 to 2016. As you can see there have been a steady decline in daily concurrency since 2009 with various months being more than the others. Back in 2010 there was a lot of interest for Second Life with more residents logged in at any given time.

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 50, 000 – (average)
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 31, 000 – (average)

Click the graphs to view them larger.

Second Life Signups

As of 7th June 2016 there have been 46, 296, 629 sign ups for Second Life to date. On average there are between 10, 000 to 12, 000 new sign ups every day for Second Life.

The next Second Life Statistics will be published in September 2016.

  • What do you think of the grid numbers above ?
  • What do you think the future will be like ?

Share your views in comments below!

Thank you!:)

600 blog followers milestone reached


Around 2pm SLT today my blog reached the 600 blog followers milestone and I would like to say thanks so much for following my blog since 2007. Yay!:)

Blog Followers 600

My next milestone is to reach the 500, 000 blog hits milestone before the end of 2016. I hope that my blog gains many more followers in the months and years ahead.

Thanks for reading my blog – stay tuned for more posts coming soon.:)