SL10B regions remain open until 29th June 2013


We are now into week 2 of the SL10B Community Celebration which is the relax week after all the main SL10B live events have successfully finished for another year. The SL10B sims were packed though week 1 full of amazing and fun live events. I loved the DJ and live performances this year. There was a great feeling of excitement and amazement this year compared with previous years. It’s very quiet at the sims now after the biggest party the grid has ever seen. Now a new decade of Second Life starts (2013 to 2023).

SL10B regions will remain open until Saturday 29th June 2013. This is the last chance to explore the SL10B exhibitor builds and main stages before the sims go offline in early July 2013.

Explore, take snapshots and videos to mark this special 10th birthday occasion in Second Life. I would like to say special thanks to all the organizers and volunteers that made SL10B possible and supporting this big event on the grid. I have enjoyed blogging about SL10B during week 1 and there will be more blog posts this week. Stay tuned!

What did you think of SL10B this year ?

 

Second Life officially turns 10 years old


It’s now 12am SLT on Sunday morning and Second Life has now reached a very special big milestone because Second Life is now officially ten years old. Second Life first opened to the public on 23rd June 2003 when it was just a small growing virtual world. 10 years later Second Life is huge with 27, 182 regions and it’s great that Second life is still popular with thousands of residents of the community.

Happy 10th Birthday Second Life and big thanks to Linden Lab for all the hard work they have done over the years.  Special thanks to all the CEOs of Linden Lab so far Philip Linden, M Linden and Rodvik Linden for making it possible.

Lets eat some SL10B cake to celebrate 10 amazing years of Second Life!!!

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Lets party!!

SL Map at 12am on Sunday 23rd June 2013

SL Map - 23rd June 2013

SL10B map at 12am on Sunday 23rd June 2013

SL10B - 23rd June 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Second Life and here is to another 10 years! 😀

Last day of live events at SL10B Community Celebration


It’s been one week since SL10B Community Celebration opened it’s doors to the SL community to celebrate 10 amazing years of Second Life. Today marks the last day of live performance events at the main stages. The 22 SL10B sims will remain open until Saturday 29th June 2013 for viewing the exhibits and main stages.

I strongly recommend visiting the SL10B sims for the beautiful landscape and great creativity this year. What did you think of SL10B live events this year compared with previous birthdays ? 

Come and celebrate 10 years of Second Life and be part of SL history.

SL10B DJ Stage 45+

Dance the night away!!

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL


Check out this amazing exhibit today at SL10B showing Classy Souvenirs of SL showing memories of past and present. This exhibit was built by DrFran Babcock. You can take free copies of the historical spoons, dishes, ash trays and bottles. There are spoons of historical places, grid locations, maps and Lindens at Linden Lab.

Teleport to Classy Souvenirs of SL at SL10B

Overall snapshot of the SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL exhibit 

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

Historical Linden spoons for free

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

Historical places spoons for free

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

This is really awesome and very historical indeed.

My personal rating is 10/10!

Linden Lab publishes interesting SL10B Infographic


There are now just 2 days until Second Life officially turns 10 years old on Sunday 23rd June 2013 and Linden Lab have published a really interesting SL10B Infographic of ten years of Second Life in a recent press release via LindenLab.com. I’m very surprised with many others by the stats released. I do like the layout of the graphics and interesting stats shown below. It makes good sense for the lab to publish these stats after ten years. I would like to see the return of quarterly SL economy stats again to see what is going on with the SL economy. Agree?

What’s new ?

  • 36 million accounts created
  • $3.2 billion (USD) total transactions among users for virtual goods within the Second Life economy
  • 217, 266 years the equivalent of total time users have spent in Second Life
  • More than 1 million users visit from around the world monthly
  • An average of about 400, 000 new registrations are created monthly
  • Second Life’s landmass is nearly 700 SQ. MI. Roughly 14 times the size of San Francisco where Linden Lab is headquartered
  • 1.2 million daily transactions for virtual goods
  • 2.1 million user-created virtual goods for sale. The most purchased items are women’s hairstyles.
  • Most popular categories in the Destination Guide – GamesEventsAdventures & Fantasy 

New SL10B Infographic

The Future of Second Life. Before 2023!

If Second Life is still around in ten years from now it will be interesting to find what those infographic stats will be like in June 2023. Hopefully Second Life will be around for another ten years or so and it’s going to be exciting to see what lies ahead. I’ve now been in Second Life for almost 7 years and seen many changes over the years.

I think we will see more new technology introduced from Linden Lab in the coming years making Second Life more realistic, faster and better improved. I would love to see growth in the SL economy again and more users staying with Second Life in the coming years. More regular communications (blog posts, office hours, social media updates) between Linden Lab and SL community would be nice. Revamped new user experience and a return of the volunteer program would be most welcome to many. Finally I would love to see Linden Lab supporting seasonal big events like BURN2, SL birthdays and Winterfest.

What do you predict will happen with Second Life in the next ten years ?

SL10B shown on SL Login Screen


SL10B Community Celebration is now featured on the Second Life Login Screen when logging into the grid. Thanks to Linden Lab for adding it to the welcome screen. Click on Select to set as your starting location and arrive each time at the SL10B Welcome Area.

Check this out!

SL10B on SL welcome page

Yay!!!