Second Life Virtual World Tops One Million Residents

Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since it opened to the public in 2003, it has grown rapidly over the years to welcome over a million virtual residents recently.

The Second Life Insider blog was running a SLI First contest for the resident who comes closest to naming the exact date and time that the millionth user registers. And they precisely tracked the registration of the millionth resident too

“the date and time of the registration of the millionth user was October 18th, 2006, at 08:05:45 AM, SL Time. The one millionth resident’s name is Farley Atlantis, and I’ll be contacting him/her soon for an interview (if he/she will have me!), but I know that you’re all waiting for the name of the winning resident. Interestingly enough, only 3 people guessed the date correctly. With a prediction of 8:30 AM, the winner is … Mystra Hyde!”

Though Farley Atlantis will be a newbie to Second Life, still finding his way around (by flying!), visiting help islands, and trying to earn Linden dollars, little does he know that he is a second life celebrity already.

Its amazing how fast Second Life has grown to a million residents. People find more fun living online rather than in their homes. Second Life opens amazing new and entertaining options to explore new worlds, meet new people and the fantastic graphics make it all the more enjoyable.

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