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Sail for Life Blake Sea Fireworks on 4th July 2015


Sail For Life 2015

Sail For Life 2015

On 4th July 2015 there will be celebrations being held in the Blake Sea in Second Life to celebrate the 4th of July and blast cancer. From 11am SLT to 4:30pm SLT there will be live music, fireworks and many boats. The event takes place in the Blake Sea – Haggerty region.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11 am-1 pm DJ G Winz
  • 1-2 pm Satin & Erin, live music
  • 2-4 pm DJ Barry
  • 3:30-4 pm Fireworks

All proceeds to support Sail for Life Relay for Life team.  Come and relay.

For more information, contact Winnie Sweetwater.

July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase


My last statistics blog post was published back in March 2015. This is a update on the latest stats for Second Life & OpenSim for July 2015.

Latest News on Second Life Active Users

Recently Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) was interviewed by Xconomy and Ebbe revealed some new stats on Second Life’s active users a month. Apparently there are more than 213 Linden employee’s Ebbe said. I would imagine this number will much higher in the years to come.

Second Life now hosts about 900,000 active users a month—a bit lower than its peak of about a million years ago. As a private company, Linden Lab doesn’t disclose its revenues. It had raised a total of about $30 million in equity financing by 2006.

Second Life Regions Count Update

Since 17th March 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions have dropped again and private Estates have too. Linden Owned regions have increased a bit since March 2015. See the stats from this time last year

4th January 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 611
  • Private Estates: 18, 579
  • Linden Owned: 7, 032

17th March 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 549 
  • Private Estates: 18, 535 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 014

As of 28th June 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 364 
  • Private Estates: 18, 330
  • Linden Owned: 7, 034

If rates continue then expect the total number of Main Grids to go under the 25, 000 mark before the summer. Private Estates will go under the 18, 000 mark before the summer if trends continue. I hope this doesn’t happen and I believe things can change for the better.

Second Life Daily Concurrency Update

The Daily Concurrency in Second Life now reaches a high peak of 52, 000 on average with the low peak of 27, 000 on average. The Median Daily Concurrency is reaching the 40, 000 mark at the moment. The Mean Daily Concurrency is reaching 39, 000 at the moment.

As you can tell in the graph below the numbers are declining more and more each year which is very alarming. The daily concurrency numbers were much higher many years ago. It will be interesting to see if the current numbers will decline, stay the same or increase before 2016.

Second Life Signups Update

  • Average of 10, 000 – 12, 500 new signups everyday for Second Life
  • 42, 522, 204 total signups so far for Second Life since the beginning

OpenSim Stats Update

According to Hypergrid Business latest monthly OpenSim statistics post made on 15th June 2015 regions grow, activity slows on OpenSim grids.

OpenSim’s land area hit a new high this month and more than 9,000 new users registered on the grids, but active user numbers slipped by 672 as we enter the summer months.

Summary of the latest stats from OpenSim

  • 9, 000 new users registered on registered grids
  • Active users dropped by 672
  • OpenSim grids increased by 1, 733
  • New total of 62, 995 regions
  • 31, 397 active users – 672 less than the previous month
  • InWorldz (7, 630), OSgrid (3, 488), Metropolis (3, 182)  and Craft World (1, 085) are the most popular active user grids
  • Virtual Worlds Grid (19, 636), OSgrid (9, 633), Kitely (8, 075) and Metropolis (7, 324) have the most regions
  • Hypergrid now accounts for 62% of all active users, closed grids counts for 38%. InWorldz has 24% of all active users with closed grids having 14% of the active user base

My next stats post will be published in September 2015 then a year look back in late December 2015.

SL12B fireworks show marks the end for live performances


SL12B performances end

SL12B performances end with huge firework show

To mark the end of the live performances at SL12B Community Celebration Bewell Ormega put on a huge fireworks show between 11:30pm SLT (28th) to 12am SLT (29th) at the SL12B Stunning Cake Stage. It was really amazing to attend the final event of SL12B and I have to say I have loved this year’s birthday celebrations from start to end.

Thanks to all the organisers for the best party yet. :)

The Linden talks I thought worked really well along with the SL12B music festival. I enjoyed exploring with the SL12B raptor avatar and sharing adventures on my SL Flickr stream. The theme What Dreams May Come I liked and the builds were much better this year. The stages and live music was fantastic. The SL12B BIG Hunt continues until 4th July 2015.

The SL12B regions will remain open for viewing until Saturday 4th July 2015. This is a great time to visit the exhibits and explore before the sims go offline for another year.

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The party celebrations final moments

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The last performance at SL12B

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Raptor loved the party and its now time to head to the wild again

I hope that you have enjoyed by special SL12B blog coverage this week and all my SL12B snapshots can be found on my SL Flickr stream. I’m looking forward to SL13B and I’m sure it will be another awesome one.

Please share in comments your thoughts on SL12B! Thanks :)

 

YadNi s Junkyard has closed down after 11 years in Second Life


YadNi s Junkyard 001

January 18, 2011

After 11 years the well known YadNi s Junkyard in Second Life has closed down which is a massive loss and very sad to see this landmark disappear. YadNi s Junkyard started back on 6th April 2004 and it was the first freebies store in Second Life history to launch. YadNi s Junkyard was one of the top favourite places for new residents to get freebies, getting started in Second Life and it was a good places to make new friends.

YadNi Monde posted this message on Google+ on June 23rd 2015.

YadNi s Junkyard has closed today.
After 11 years of helping Thousands new residents with REAL freebies, full perms, for free, and one of the most long lasting money trees, I had to close the place today.
I hope you have good souvenirs of that place.

It’s going to be hard to imagine what the grid will be like now without YadNi s Junkyard but the memories will stay with us for sure. This is the end of an era and YadNi s Junkyard will be deeply missed by everyone.

YadNi s Junkyard 002

January 6, 2010

YadNi s Junkyard 003

January 6, 2010

Please share your memories of the YadNi s Junkyard in comments.

Replay of Ebbe Linden talk at SL12B


On Friday 26th June 2015 Ebbe Linden was interviewed by Jo Yardley and Saffia Widdershins at the SL12B Auditorium. This was the last of the Meet The Lindens talks at the birthday celebration and the session lasted for about a hour. There were more than 100 attendees at the talk and there were technical issues at the start.

Ebbe Linden talked about Second Life, Project Sansar, Third Party viewers and more. It’s worth listening to if you missed the talk yesterday as there are some interesting updates.

Here is the full replay of Ebbe Linden talk at SL12B

Replay of all the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B


If you have missed any of the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B this week then here is another chance to watch them again. I have been to a few talks this week and found them very interesting. There have been huge audiences for all of the talks so far and I think it’s been a success.

I hope that talks will be held with more Lindens during future birthdays of Second Life and it would be nice to see the keynotes speech back again at the start/end of the birthday.

Don’t forget that Ebbe Linden the CEO of Linden Lab will be LIVE today at 1pm SLT (9pm UK time) at the SL12B Auditorium. Arrive early to get access before the regions become too full.

Monday 22nd June – Oz Linden, Engineering Director, Second Life.

Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations, and Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist.

Wednesday 24th June – Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager, and Pete Linden, Senior Director, Global Communications at Linden Lab.

Thursday 25th June – Danger Linden, Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds and Troy Linden, Senior Producer.

  • Friday 26th June – Ebbe Linden, CEO Linden Lab at 1pm SLT! 

Have you enjoyed the talks so far at SL12B ?

Do you have any suggestions for future talks ? 

SL12B Official Music Fest: starts 26th and 27th June 2015


SL12B Ixtlan Stage

SL12B Ixtlan Stage – looks amazing!

Linden Lab have announced that the SL12B Official Music Fest will be held on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2015. There will be live performances from Second Life’s top musicians during this special SL12B concert event. There will be many genres of music during the concert and everyone is welcome to attend. The Ixtlan Stage was built by Cube Republic to mark this special SL12B occasion.

The auditions last month were a huge success with so much talent and it’s time to show support for this huge SL12B Music Festival this weekend. Don’t miss this! :D

SL12B Official Music Fest Schedule – All times are SLT/PDT

Friday 26th June 2015

  • 11am – 11.30am – Alazarin Mondrian
  • 11:30am – 12pm – The Pink Vampire
  • 12pm – 12:30pm – Tamra Hayden
  • 12:30pm – 1pm – Effinjay
  • 1pm – 1.30pm – Amforte Clarity
  • 1.30pm – 2pm – Isabella Rumsford
  • 2pm – 2.30pm – Tempio Breil
  • 2.30pm – 3pm – Phoenix J

Saturday 27th June 2015

  • 8pm – 8.30pm – Mavenn Resident
  • 8.30pm – 9pm – Oblee
  • 9pm- 9.30pm – Collin Martin
  • 9.30pm – 10pm – Taunter Goodnight
  • 10pm – 10.30pm – Donn DeVore
  • 10.30pm – 11pm – Zak Claxton
  • 11pm – 11.30pm – LuvofMusic
  • 11.30pm – 12am (midnight) – Ren Enberg & Quai Franklin
SL12B Ixtlan Stage

SL12B Ixtlan Stage – another view looking outwards