SL History

I think she’s astonished that Second Life has lasted this long…

Seconderth (a deep map)

(Part the First: Being a pictorial series covering the first 47 regions of Second Life, those which existed as of the official Opening, June 23, 2003)

Preface

~ The Original Sixteen ~

Natoma

Welsh

Da Boom

Freelon

Clara

Varney

Stillman

Clyde

Minna

Ritch

Zoe

Taber

Hawthorne

Shipley

Federal

Stanford

~ The First Expansion ~

Clementina

Lusk

Perry

Tehama

~ Open Beta Begins ~

Jessie

Oak Grove

Rizal, Morris & Ahern

Bonifacio & Dore

Kissling

Boardman

De Haro

Immaculate

~ The Color Sims + 2 ~

Tan

Gray

Plum & Lime

Sage

Aqua

Blue

Rose

Teal

Brown

Green

Mocha

Olive

Slate

Darkwood

Gibson

~ Interlude ~

Perspective

(Part the Second: Being a series of random walks through post-Opening SL history)

I-World Island

A Correction

SS9B (Steller Sunshine’s 9th Rezday, 13 Mar 2011)

Bay City Boardwalk

Rizal, Revisited

Wild West Town Rides Again

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Other posts in this blog touching upon the history of Second Life:

SL 8.25 B : The Oldest Objects in Second Life

“Welcome to Second Life” – a pictorial review

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References and Further Resources:

In-world ~

The SL Historical Museum

The official Second Life Wiki ~

History of Second Life

Orientation Island

Welcome Area

Second Life Wikia ~

Timeline

Historical Locations

San Francisco Sims

Color Sims

Release Notes; a compilation of Second Life “viewer” software release notes from v0.1.0 (Closed Beta – March 2003) through v1.19.0 (Feb 2008)

Maps ~

– Bino Arbuckle’s website, SLMaps – Maps of Second Life

– Wizard Gynoid’s Flickr set, Historic SL Maps

The Maps of Second Life Pool on Flickr

Snapzilla ~

You can search the entire collection by region name, then sort the results oldest-first to find many images of the Elder Days, and builds which are long gone. Snapzilla was started in 2005, though some of the images uploaded to it may be older.

2nd Look Image Gallery ~

Never popular, from the looks of it — 1229 images uploaded from March 2004 to July 2008, and none since — but it has some gems among the dross, and a few that were recorded long before they were uploaded to the site.

Pituca Fairchang ~

Memoirs of an Oldbie

Daniel Voyager ~

– the SL History page at his blog

SL Historical Locations – one of Daniel’s many photo sets at Flickr

Headburro Antfarm ~

BB’s Road Trip

The Magellan Files

… at his blog, Backpacking Burro.

“The Virtual Whirl” by Tateru Nino at Massively ~

A brief history of Second Life: 1999 – 2004

A brief history of Second Life, the middle years (2005 – 2007)

A brief history of Second Life, 2008-2010 and beyond

JeanRicard Broek ~

“Predictions, Dreamers and Critics”, a detailed and informative timeline of SL History at his blog, Architecture +


Note: This page, like this blog, is perpetually Under Construction, and will receive periodic updates

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