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Posted 2006-03-06 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
In a recent presentation at Google, Philip Rosedale and Cory Ondrejka of Linden Lab revealed a fresh batch of statistics related to the server and client side of Second Life, Linden Lab's virtual world. Note that the stats were cited conversationally and not in a prepared statement:
  • There are 2,000 "simulators" used for Second Life, constituing 125 square kilometers of virtual reality.
  • 25% of Second Life's users are from outside the USA, with UK the second-largest country of origin.
  • The average age of users is 32, and the median age of users is 36.
  • 43% of users are female, 50% are female "by use."
  • Linden Lab stores 15 terrabytes of user-created data on its servers.
  • There are $5 million USD in virtual transactions per month conducted between users.
  • 180,000 distinct objects were sold in a 30-day period roughly spanning Feburary, 2006.
  • 75% of users are buyers, 25% are sellers.
  • "low hundreds" of members call Second Life their full-time job
  • Anshe Chung, Second Life's most notable land baron, makes $175k per year flipping virtual real estate.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by csven
March 6, 2006 @ 2:32 pm
     
 
I just finished watching it. Thanks for catching the difference between the 32 and 36. One bit that was mentioned that I found interesting was that something like 25,000 users were logging on daily.

Plenty of good info in the vid.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by nimrod yaffle
March 7, 2006 @ 11:20 am
     
 
I liked the bit where he said Anshe made 175k a year, that's crazy, grats to her!
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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