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First 2022 Second Life Grid Regions Update

On 2nd January 2022 the Second Life Grid Survey region data updated with the latest grid region statistics for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. It shows how many General, Moderate, Adult, Offline regions there are including the total area (KM). 2021 overall was a good strong year for Second Life growth in terms of … Continue reading First 2022 Second Life Grid Regions Update

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On 2nd January 2022 the Second Life Grid Survey region data updated with the latest grid region statistics for Private Estates and Linden Owned regions. It shows how many General, Moderate, Adult, Offline regions there are including the total area (KM).

2021 overall was a good strong year for Second Life growth in terms of regions on the grid which now equals to 1784.61 KM. Private Estates showed net growth through 2021 which is good news and Linden Owned regions grew further once again. I believe region losses for 2021 were much lower compared with previous years.

Interest for regions were on up during 2021 and hopefully these positive trends will continue in the right direction during 2022. I will blog again in April, August and December to see what’s going on with the latest grid statistics.

All statistics below are updated as of 2nd January 2021 via Second Life Grid Survey.

Total Regions

  • 3rd January 2021: 25, 555
  • 2nd January 2022: 27, 231

Private Estates

  • 3rd January 2021: 17, 024
  • 2nd January 2022: 18, 332

Linden Owned

  • 3rd January 2021: 8, 531
  • 2nd January 2022: 8, 909

Full Table Breakdown

Second Life Main Grid size as of 2 Jan 2022

OwnershipTotalGeneralModerateAdultOfflineTotal Area (km�)
Total27231261316989762451784.61
Linden Owned8909157569274070583.86
Private Estates18322103810062721751200.75

Here are some of my related blog posts for SL statistics….

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Good Press Coverage For High Fidelity Investing In Second Life

Over the past week there has been a noticeable amount of good press coverage around the internet about High Fidelity investing in Second Life and the good news on Philip Rosedale (founder of Second Life)… More

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Over the past week there has been a noticeable amount of good press coverage around the internet about High Fidelity investing in Second Life and the good news on Philip Rosedale (founder of Second Life) is returning to Second Life as a strategic adviser. This is what Second Life strongly needs now going forward is more positive news coverage to grow Second Life out to reach a global audience.

There has been news coverage on Yahoo Finance, VentureBeat, The Verge, TechCrunch, Daily Advent, Axios, ZDNet and more. There will be a Lab Gab special which will be announced either later this week or next week. Stay tuned for that to hear what Philip and Brad has to say about all of this.

There has been good coverage on many Second Life bloggers sites from New World Notes, Inara Pey, SL Newser, Ryan Schultz, Orca Flotta, Mainland London and many more. There was been good discussions on Twitter, Plurk, Facebook etc.

As many know already Philip Rosedale will work with Linden Lab executive chairman Brad Oberwager. The majority of High Fidelity people, some of the money and patents are moving over to Second Life. There has been interesting discussion happening on the Second Life Forums about this investment. The feedback so far is mostly positive from what I am seeing.

In the Linden Lab press release there were some impressive statistics for Second Life now into it’s 19th year of operation. Hopefully Second Life will continue to grow further in 2022 and beyond that.

Now in its 19th year of operation, Second Life has had one of its strongest years ever with a growing user base and booming economy including an annual GDP of $650 million USD with 345 million transactions of virtual goods, real estate, and services. Over 2 billion user-generated assets exist inside Second Life with 8 million unique items sold on its Marketplace.

More news on this will be posted very soon. Lab Gab is the next big thing to watch out for now.

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Breaking News: Philip Rosedale Returns to Linden Lab

Good news to fans of Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab and Second Life. He’s back at the Lab. There was an announcement today that High Fidelity, the company Rosedale would found after leaving Linden Lab, had “acquired an interest” in Linden L…

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Good news to fans of Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab and Second Life. He's back at the Lab. There was an announcement today that High Fidelity, the company Rosedale would found after leaving Linden Lab, had "acquired an interest" in Linden Lab. Some people from High Fidelity will be joining the Lab, including Rosedale, whom is back as a "strategic advisor."

The transaction will help Second Life further scale its operations and strengthen its commitment to growing an innovative, inclusive, and diverse metaverse where its inhabitants’ ingenuity drives real-world value for themselves and others.

"No one has come close to building a virtual world like Second Life," says Second Life founder and High Fidelity co-founder, Philip Rosedale. “Big Tech giving away VR headsets and building a metaverse on their ad-driven, behavior-modification platforms isn’t going to create a magical, single digital utopia for everyone. Second Life has managed to create both a positive, enriching experience for its residents — with room for millions more to join — and built a thriving subscription-based business at the same time. Virtual worlds don’t need to be dystopias.”

“Since Philip started Second Life in 1999, its visionary approach has not only stood the test of time, but positioned it for the future,” says Brad Oberwager, chairman of Linden Lab. “He and the High Fidelity team have unmatched experience and I can’t wait to capitalize on the vast opportunity in front of us.”


The Lab would state both Philip and Overwolf Linden would appear on a special edition of "Lab Gab" in a couple weeks. Residents are invited to submit questions using (this Google doc), but have until Midnight Sunday January 16 to do so.

Click Here to go to the Press Release.

Click Here to go to the announcement in the Linden blog.
 

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High Fidelity Invests In Second Life & Return Of Philip Rosedale

Breaking News Today a new press release today was sent out announcing that High Fidelity has acquired an interest in Linden Research, Inc. The good news is that Philip Rosedale (founder of Second Life) returns as an strategic advisor along with key metaverse assets. Philip Rosedale will work with Linden Lab executive chairman Brad Oberwager. … Continue reading High Fidelity Invests In Second Life & Return Of Philip Rosedale

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Today a new press release today was sent out announcing that High Fidelity has acquired an interest in Linden Research, Inc. The good news is that Philip Rosedale (founder of Second Life) returns as an strategic advisor along with key metaverse assets.

Philip Rosedale will work with Linden Lab executive chairman Brad Oberwager. The transaction will help Second Life further scale its operations and strengthen its commitment to growing an innovative, inclusive, and diverse metaverse where its inhabitants’ ingenuity drives real-world value for themselves and others.

It will be interesting to see how this new interest unveils over the coming months and years.

There will be a special Lab Gab episode on this big news happening in late January 2022. It’s been announced today via the Second Life blog. It’s going to be great show I’m sure with the return of Philip. Yay.

Here is the full press release below.

HIGH FIDELITY INVESTS IN SECOND LIFE

2022-01-13 00:00:00 UTC

Philip Rosedale Returns as Advisor, Along with Key Metaverse Assets to Help Fuel Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2022 — High Fidelity announced today that it acquired an interest in Linden Research, Inc. (“Linden Lab”), the pioneering developer of the virtual world Second Life. The deal includes a cash investment and distributed computing patents. Members of High Fidelity’s metaverse team are joining the company, and Philip Rosedale, who is a founder of both companies, is also rejoining Second Life as a strategic advisor.

The transaction will help Second Life further scale its operations and strengthen its commitment to growing an innovative, inclusive, and diverse metaverse where its inhabitants’ ingenuity drives real-world value for themselves and others.

“No one has come close to building a virtual world like Second Life,” says Second Life founder and High Fidelity co-founder, Philip Rosedale. “Big Tech giving away VR headsets and building a metaverse on their ad-driven, behavior-modification platforms isn’t going to create a magical, single digital utopia for everyone. Second Life has managed to create both a positive, enriching experience for its residents — with room for millions more to join — and built a thriving subscription-based business at the same time. Virtual worlds don’t need to be dystopias.”

“Since Philip started Second Life in 1999, its visionary approach has not only stood the test of time, but positioned it for the future,” says Brad Oberwager, chairman of Linden Lab. “He and the High Fidelity team have unmatched experience and I can’t wait to capitalize on the vast opportunity in front of us.”

Now in its 19th year of operation, Second Life has had one of its strongest years ever with a growing user base and booming economy including an annual GDP of $650 million USD with 345 million transactions of virtual goods, real estate, and services. Over 2 billion user-generated assets exist inside Second Life with 8 million unique items sold on its Marketplace.

ABOUT HIGH FIDELITY

High Fidelity is a real-time communications company, whose mission is to build technologies that power more human experiences in today’s digital world. The company’s patented spatial audio technology, originally developed for its VR software platform, adds immersive high-quality, 3D audio that makes voices sound clearer and powers more natural conversations, like they’re together in a physical space. High Fidelity was co-founded by Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, Irena Heiberger, and Ryan Karpf. The company is backed by investors including Blockchain Capital, Breyer Capital, Galaxy Digital Ventures, GV, HTC, IDG Capital Partners, Kapor Capital, True Ventures and Vulcan Capital. Learn more at highfidelity.com.

ABOUT SECOND LIFE

Second Life, developed and operated by Linden Research, Inc., is the groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe. First launched in 2003, Second Life has since gone on to boast nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $650 million (USD) economy. Founded in 1999, Linden Lab creates social platforms and licensed money services that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. To learn more visit secondlife.com.

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