Sunday, May 13, 2007

How many users on Second Life?

In the French show 'ArrĂȘt sur Images' (a TV show that analyzes other TV shows) which aired on April 22, 2007, Nicolas Barrial, founder of Extralab and Second Life's Fr said:
Second Life has over 5m subscribers, but that's a number tally over the last 2 or 3 years. In reality, most subscribers haven't returned to Sefcond Life. At any one time, only 30,000 users are connected worldwide.
Journalist Luc Peillon investigated money making in Second Life and said those that do business there actually invest large amounts of real-life money and time.
Some real-estate agents hire avatars to close deals and earn 5% on the transactions.
Most Linden Dollars money stays in Second Life, but a some are converted back to real-life money.
Article Link (France 5 TV)

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