Category Archives: SL Dans Metrics

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.

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

New blog record of 1,780 for blog post views


On 16th May 2014 a new blog record was recorded for blog post views reaching a new high peak of 1,780 viewsThe blog post was that received the highest amount of views was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars and I would like to say thanks so much for viewing this blog post.  

New blog record

New blog record

Historical blog post records 

  • 1,780 views is now the new record set on 16th May 2014
  • 891 views was the last highest recorded on 6th November 2012
  • 778 views was the first highest for my blog back on 25th August 2011

Wooot!

 

 

InWorldz hits 100, 000 registered users milestone


InWorldz 100, 000 total users registered

InWorldz 100, 000 total users registered

Today InWorldz officially hit the 100, 000 registered users milestone at 6:37am SLT which is a huge milestone for the community and sets a new historical record. Congratulations InWorldz! 

When I joined InWorldz on 2nd September 2010 there were 12, 274 registered users, 96 users online and 499 total regions. See the historical milestones below…

InWorldz 12k

Updated: InWorldz Registered Users Historical Stats

It’s taken almost 4 years to reach the 100, 000 registered users milestone and in another four years I would image InWorldz would of reached the 200, 000 registered users mark if rates continue as they are.

 

 

 

 

Second Life statistics 2014 spring update


This is the spring 2014 Second Life statistics update blog post. I publish the spring, summer, autumn and winter updates during each year looking at the Second Life economy. My last Second Life statistics blog post was published on 2nd December 2013 for the winter update.

Total Regions

  • The total number of Main Grid regions is now 26, 165 – (down from 26, 403)
  • The total number of Private Estates is now 19, 181 –  (down from 19, 424)
  • The total number of Linden Owned is now 6, 984 – (up from 6, 979)

Since 2nd December 2013 the region count is still declining week on week and Tyche Shepherd published today that Private Estate Net loss for the year to date is 92 regions (0.5%). If rates continue then the total number of main grid regions will go under 26, 000 within the next few months. Private Estates will go under 19, 000 within the same time frame. 

Main Grid total regions

Private Estates Growth 

On 24th February 2014 private estates actually grew by 15 regions (net growth) which was welcomed I think. This marked the first growth for private estates of 2014 and marked the first time the grid grew week on week since 31st March 2013.

  • +30 regions on 24th June 2012
  • +13 regions on 31st March 2013
  • +15 regions on 23rd February 2014

These are positive signs indeed that there is interest again and growth for private estates in Second Life. It would be nice to see private estates growing on a monthly basis instead of slowly declining. The good news is that there is a slow down in net losses which is good and lets hope it continues to slow down. It would be nice to see growth in the total amount of regions in Second Life again.

Private Estates

SL Daily Concurrency Levels

Since December 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a maximum peak of 62, 000 on average and 29, 000 for the low peak. The median and mean daily concurrency seems to be steady around the 45, 000 mark.

Historical Daily Concurrency

New Signups 

As of today there are 37,524,063 total signups since Second Life first launched according to the Second Life Grid Survey. See the updated graph below showing resident signups to date and it appears there was more growth in signups from late 2011 onwards.  Hmm, interesting!

Total Signups

According to Dwell On It statistical graphs it appears that the rate of signups on a daily basis is now between 7, 000 to 14, 000. Within the next few years the total amount of signups will reach 40, 000, 000. I hope the daily signups rate will increase in the coming years to something like 15, 000 to 20, 000. I think that with more investment in new developments for Second Life that will happen at some point.

OpenSim 

On 15th March 2014 Hypergrid Business reported that OpenSim regions drop on OSgrid’s spring cleanup. The top 40 OpenSim grids lost nearly 5, 000 regions during the last two months. 196 opensim grids reported stats last month and note that there are far more opensim grids out there but they didn’t share stats.

  • 28,684 regions
  • 359,351 registered users 
  • 21,461 active users

OpenSim grids

Top ten most popular grids by active users

Top ten most popular grids by regions

Next stats update

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be published in early July 2014. Check out my SL Metrics page for more interesting stats.

 

 

 

 

Reached 300, 000 blog views


Today my blog reached the 300, 000 blog hits record which i’m happy to announce today. Thank you all for the visiting my blog over the years. This is a great achievement today I think and I hope that more blog records will be reached in the coming years.

Views and Comments since 2007

My blog views has increased in the past few years as the graph shows below. Thanks so much for visiting! :)

Blog views since 2011

The plan now is to continue writing blog posts about Second Life and OpenSim for many more years to come sharing different aspects of the metaverse. I’ve now published 1, 894 blog posts so far and I’m looking forward to reaching the 2, 000 blog posts mark very soon. Woooot!!