Is the Second Life Economy Up?

Second Life Economy

Linden Lab has published the second quarter metrics for Second Life. This included 805 million monthly repeat logins, and increase in Linden dollar exchange rate to L$269, and LindeX trading volume of US$29.4 million.

It is interesting to note that transactions between users are decreasing. “In Q2 2010, Resident-to-Resident transactions totalled approximately L$40 billion, or US$152 million………….At least for the time being, one figure we will no longer publish in our historical charts is the Resident-to-Resident transaction data. As we’ve analyzed this data we believe that it is not as accurate a measure of the inworld economy as we would like.”

Other statistics are mysteriously missing: “From time to time we will change our reporting….”

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