The Second Life Economy appears to be in a double-dip recession mirroring the United States Economy. Linden lab released their economic statistics recently showing a continued decline in several key areas. Perhaps even more telling were the metrics that are no longer tracked and were not released………..
It has been about a month since the 36 new default avatars appeared in Second Life. These new avatars are non-human and are a departure from the standard boring defaults. You will find them under Library>Clothing>Initial Outfits in just about any viewer. They feature several furry avatars from Damien Fate, several robot avatars from Renn Yifu, and several vehicles………………..
Can you believe it has been 8 years of Second Life? The SL8B party is scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2011 through Sunday June 26, 2011 in Second Life starting at 10:00 am second life time. The events will include music, artwork, merchants, and more. The theme of this year’s birthday bash is the “Magic of Second Life”. Many people are taking a wizard and sorceress theme and running with it. Over 20 sims will be used for the exhibits and entertainment.
The actual 8 year birthday of Second Life is June 23, 2011. The deadline for exhibitor and performer applications is May 20, 2010.
Check out the below video entitled The Dreams We Live. The video is about 1 minute long………………………..
The BURN2 Spring Event will run from Friday, March 18, 2011 until Sunday, March 20, 2011.
Here is a list of some of the more notable events for the first day
BURN2 2011 Sprint Friday Events Schedule:
The fourth annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference will be held from Thursday, March 17, 2011 until Saturday, March 19, 2011.
The VWBPE focuses on education and learning in virtual environments. The theme of this year is “You are Here”. Registration is free. The event will cover over 20 sims in the virtual world of Second Life and include workshops, presentations, and more.
Check out the below video promo for the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. The video is about 1 minute long……………………..
So many of the Lindens have left Linden Lab that almost none of the original employees are left. Q Linden had his last day on Friday, March 4, 2011. Q Linden was a team leader for Viewer 2 Project SnowStorm team.
Q Linden started at Linden Lab in July of 2007. It is sad to see yet another well known member of the community leave.
Hopefully the Viewer 2 Evolution Group will find a way to continue on with out him………………….
The below is a video machinima created in the virutal world of Second Life. It includes some really cool Virtual Fashion.
The video is about 4 minutes long. The video features the designs of Guarded Cross, Donna Flora, HOX, finesmit, SYS, Violator, Mea Culpa, and more. The videographer was Miss Soliel and the fashion show was directed by Ananya Mai. Check it out below………………………..
Second Life has launched a new community platform. The platform combines answers, forums, blogs, and the knowledge base. Also included are reputation systems, social media tools, and other community tools. Below is a seven minute long high definition video overview. Check it out below……………………………