Author Archives: Zee Linden

Second Life Residents logged nearly 400 million hours in 2008, growing 61% over 2007

Linden Lab posts 61% growth in Second Life over 2007. Continue reading

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Q3 closed on a high note with an unusually strong September

Linden Lab is pleased to announce results for the 3rd quarter of 2008.  The charts and details below indicate that Q3 was a very strong quarter in Second Life with significant growth in land, user hours and the inworld economy.   … Continue reading

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Second Life Virtual World Expands 44% in Q2

Linden Lab is pleased to announce results for Second Life the second Quarter. Land mass grew over 44%.  The total number of regions owned by residents increased 44.2% over Q1 to just over 1.5 billion square meters.  Our growth was … Continue reading

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Second Life Economy Grows 15% from Q4 to Q1

The Second Life economy does not appear to be affected by the slowing economy of the United States. User to User Transactions.  Total user to user transactions, a measure of the gross domestic product in Second Life, grew from an … Continue reading

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Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4

Meta has updated and posted our Economic Metrics through the end of 2007, available in Excel, OpenDocument, and Google Doc formats.  The links on the Economy page are now updated appropriately as well.   Economic Growth.  Many of our economic metrics showed much slower growth from … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing to Being There

I just finished assisting Claudia Linden with her presentation at the Training Solutions Technology Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah…but I never left my desk in San Francisco. Claudia was presenting to an audience of several hundred people … Continue reading

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“VAT are you talking about?”

Many European Residents have asked for clarification about VAT (Value Added Tax) in Second Life and how it impacts them. While each case may be different, I’ve tried to answer the questions in the Knowledge Base and to make it … Continue reading

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