Saturday, 15 August 2009

Linden Labs claims strong economic growth

The Second Life Great Expedition: Taking a flight

In Q2 2009, Second Life Residents enjoyed the sixth consecutive quarter of record growth and activity in the in-world economy.

At nearly USD 50M per month in user-to-user transactions, the Second Life economy is now on a annual run rate north of half a billion US dollars, making Second Life the largest virtual economy in the industry.

The highlights of Q2 include:

  • USD 144 million dollars in total user-to-user transactions, an increase of 94% from the same quarter last year

  • Voice minutes totaled 3.2 billion minutes, up 48% from the same quarter last year

  • LindeX and Xstreet hit new all time highs

  • Resident-owned land in Second Life increased 11% from last year

The Second Life Economy - Second Quarter 2009 in Detail - Features - Second Life Blogs

Comment: in the Internet if you are not growing 1,000% a year at the stage SL is at, you are probably dying. My own first hand observation that though the number of islands is increasing, a tipping point of community has passed and Second Life has become a platform for hosting 3-D VR sites. This may be its future, but it means the entire idea of a community is finished.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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