Here are my predictions I made last year for 2011. Time to see if any came true or not..
A new Linden Lab CEO – Success – Rod Humble started in mid January 2011 as the new Linden Lab CEO.
Mesh will be officially launched– Success – Mesh was still being developed during the first half of 2011 until 23rd August when Mesh went live across the grid. Mesh is now in many well known viewers!
Groups will be raised from 25 to 40 – Success- Linden Lab enabled 42 for the groups limits in early 2011.
Teens introduced to the Main Grid -Success- Linden Lab merged the grids together on 21st January 2011.
Major TPVs will switch over to using Viewer 2 based code – Success –
Educational organizations leave SL cause of land increased prices – Success – There were alot of Educational organizations that left Second Life due to funding/land prices etc during 2011.
More residents moving to OpenSim grids etc – Success – In 2011 there have been more regions created than there was last year and I believe there has been more interest about OpenSim grids this year. OSGrid reached the 10, 000 regions milestone this month which is incredible.
More press news and projects from Linden Lab–– Success – There have been various press updates this year through the inworld LL press group. Linden Lab launched Linden Realms, Viewer 3, Mesh, 42 groups, Greeter project, new web SL online profiles, new search and more this year.
SL concurrency to reach 100, 000 users online – Fail –SL concurrency numbers failed to reach 88, 000 or more this year.
LL ends Viewer 1.23 support – Fail – Still no confirmation about this year about Viewer 1.23 support ending. It’s no longer under development (2009) but it’s still available to download via the SL wiki.
The SL Economy will hopefully grow stronger – Fail – Remained steady and flat in 2011 but not much growth as many expected it would be.