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  1. 11 points
    There’ve been quite a few rumors about changes at the Lab and their possible effects on Second Life and Tilia. The truth is that we have made a few operational and personnel changes to ensure that we continue to stay strong for the next decade and beyond. This means that we had to say goodbye to a few employees, but at the same time we also strengthened our team by bringing back some heavy hitters who will help make Second Life better than ever. So, Second Life is still here and still strong. We’re continuing to invest in its future and you’ll see the results of our commitment this year as we roll out a new mobile companion app, new Linden Home themes, performance and usability improvements, and a number of other new features and enhancements. The ability to change names will be available in the next few weeks, too. These changes reflect our commitment to making SL strong for many years to come. To infinity and beyond!
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    Lab Gab is a live streaming show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with the CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Linden, and the VP of Product, Grumpity Linden! They will be discussing the 2020 Roadmap including new features and improvements for Second Life! Do you have a question about the 2020 Roadmap that you’d like Strawberry to ask them on your behalf? Fill out the Google Form and submit your question today, and it may be selected! Tune in on Friday, February 21st at 11am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, or Periscope!
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    Glitch by Ada is the cyber-riffic Second Life pic of the day. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr Account | Flickr Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk
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    Pictured: LastDove Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend: The Virtual Black History Museum was also featured in our Made in SL video this week! Virtual Black History Museum The Virtual Black History Museum invites everyone to explore the timeline of African-American history from the heartaches to the victories in a park-like and welcoming environment. The current special exhibit, running until the end of March, features amazing women that helped shape African-American history in the US! Visit in Second Life LastDove Created with love in the spirit of West Texas honoring those that came before, those with us and our future. "Let the cowboys be cowboy bound." Visit in Second Life Glenshalane Woods Glenshalane Woods is inspired by the landscape of Ireland, with its lush forests and rugged coastline. Put on your hiking boots, grab your camera, and take a tour through the forest. Don’t forget to visit the quaint coffee shop nestled along the coastline. Visit in Second Life Otter Lake A tranquil place to hang out with friends, listen to ambient music, or to walk about and explore. If you're a photographer, come by and take some amazing photos. This is not a rental region, so come explore the ruins, town, wooded trails, lakes, and waterfalls. Visit in Second Life Anya's Place Anya's place is a seasonal retreat. A place to enjoy solitude or share quiet time with a friend, you'll love the beautiful ambiance in a realistic environment. Perfect for photographers, writers, or just for an escape. A warm welcome to everyone, but please respect other's privacy. Visit in Second Life There are also some exciting new art installations and exhibits that have hit the grid recently, here are just a few: This is Bryn Oh's new installation which is a HUD narrative told as people climb the floors of an apartment building. You will need to accept the experience and have sound on. Hand by Bryn Oh Holding the hand of a mannequin, a young girl named Flutter returns home with something special in her suitcase. A new Immersive narrative by Bryn Oh. Visit in Second Life Cica Ghost's new Burlap installation was also shared last week but we wanted to encourage you to visit it once again. Burlap by Cica Ghost Burlap dolls and things... Visit in Second Life Kultivate Magazine will be having a grand opening party on February 23rd from 1pm to 3pm SLT for their new Art Exhibit by Ilyra Chardin. The party will be held at their Windlight Art Gallery. Windlight Art Gallery The Windlight Art Gallery, which is the home of the Windlight Art Fellows, has a new exhibition every month and is part of the Kultivate Magazine family of galleries. For more information, visit: KultivateMagazine.com Visit in Second Life The GBTH project has been revamped and has some new installations to explore, by some new Second Life artists! the GBTH project Situated in an urban environment, the GBTH project brings a unique approach to art in Second Life. The city becomes the base to showcase sculptures, illustrations, and interventions made by the Residents on the grid. Four pavilions are dedicated to individual proposals, giving the artist full creative control over their piece. Also, a recent addition is a gallery dedicated to photography that celebrates the multiple forms of expression inworld. For more info, please visit the website: www.thegbthproject.com Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life at the following links: Community | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr Account | Flickr Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk
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    "Ok, let’s talk about a major Second Life vacation alert. Fantasy Island is open! If you remember, during my ‘All About Land‘ live stream I came across an available parcel on mainland. And in true land addict fashion, I couldn’t resist myself. It took all of a couple seconds for me to decide I wanted an awesome mainland hangout. Millions of ideas came to mind." Read more on the blog.
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    February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, but we don’t need any excuse to give our furry friends a big hug every day! Today’s Second Life pic of the day is by Anita. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr Account | Flickr Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk
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    This stunning black and white portrait by Gold Rodenberger is today’s Second Life pic of the day. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr Account | Flickr Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk
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    "Whimsy Winx and I have sat down and had a bit of a long talk about Daily Popup Sales Events in Second Life, how we look at them from the consumer viewpoint as well as looking at them as a business strategy." Listen to the podcast on the blog.
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    In recognition of Black History Month, our “Made in Second Life” series explores the newly-reopened Virtual Black History Museum in SL! Open through late March, this interactive educational experience invites attendees to explore the timeline of African-American history from the heartaches to the victories in a park-like and welcoming environment. At the heart of the museum is a new exhibit that spotlights the amazing women that helped shape African-American history in the US. “There’s a focus on women in Black history and telling some of the stories of people that don’t really make it into the history books,” says curator Abrianna Oceanside.”We talk about Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks, but we don’t really talk about some of the [other] names that we don’t even recognize.” That’s why the Museum goes deeper in its exhibition to amplify awareness of several lesser-known historical figures including civil rights activists Amelia Boynton Robinson, Daisy Bates, and Martha P. Johnson. “To be able to walk through, observe and just be able to have a more immersed experience is more effective than just going to a website and reading the information,” says Oceanside. “I’m hoping to foster a place where there can be a dialogue.” While some of the subject matter in the museum can be unsettling, Oceanside says that she hopes the experience will help enlighten and educate attendees. “There are a lot of difficult discussions and I’m OK with uncomfortable because I believe that is a big part of what helps us grow as people,” she says. “I’ve had some really interesting discussions with people whose perspectives shifted a little bit...and sometimes that little shift makes a big difference in the world.” To learn more about the Black History Museum, watch the video or visit it in Second Life. Credits: Video Production: Draxtor Despres Logo: Marianne McCann
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    "If you love nature and green forests, enormous meadows and panoramic views over the ocean, Elvion is the place to visit! Fantastic for Second Life photographers, explorers or those looking for a quiet place for a romantic date – Elvion offers it all." Read more on Caits World.
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    "I can’t make up my mind what my every day look should be so I decided to make a post for each one of the looks that I like most. Today is the first one and it’s with the new Lelutka evolution head Erin." Read more on the blog.
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    "After months of hearing and reading about BOM I went to Slink last weekend to get the free update for my mesh body." Read more on the blog.
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    Last year, we debuted “Love Made in Second Life” -- a limited-time series that explores the true stories of real people who met and found love inside the virtual world Second Life. A whole season of new episodes is already in production for this year -- and the first new edition of 2020 debuts just in time for Valentine’s Day! Meet Adam and Ruby - two Residents who met four years ago at the Sexy Brits club in Knightsbridge within the London Sim in Second Life. Strangely enough, it was a song request that brought them together! At the club, Ruby noticed that one of her favorite songs “Crucify My Love” by X-Japan had been requested -- so she had to find out who was behind it. “I had to know!” she says. When told it was Adam, she was surprised as she had assumed that his avatar was just a bot. So, she reached out to him in chat. “I thought it wasn’t really a person because he was dancing in the same corner all the time,” says Ruby. “I absolutely thought he was a bot!... I never would have started talking to him if it wasn’t for that song.” Pictured: Ruby and Adam dancing to music in Second Life. “It all started with a message and soon we became good friends and we both started chatting, spending every-time longer and longer together,” she says. “We reached a point we would be talking both in video chat on Skype and Second Life all day long. Six months later, Christmas was approaching and I traveled from my country, Spain, to the UK just to spend our first Christmas together. We really did click together and what was supposed to be just two weeks, never finished.” Adds Adam: “When I met [her] it was like a gift from God...she is perfect!”. Pictured: Adam and Ruby What happened next? As we’ve seen with some previous couples featured in our series, there was a decision to take a leap of faith to find love. “I left everything - literally, everything behind, and moved to his house. Years have passed and we're going strong, looking forward to doing new stuff together.” With all these love stories, should Second Life be considered a dating app? “It is not a dating app,” says Ruby. However, she does think that SL offers a unique way for people to meet that goes deeper than many popular apps. “With avatars, we jump over the social expectations and social constructs that allow you to be yourself.” CREDITS: Video production courtesy of Draxtor Despres Logo courtesy of Marianne McCann
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    After a hiatus, Erik Mondrian's YouTube podcast "The Avatar's Voice" is back with a thoughtful conversation with longtime SLer Bizi Pfeffer, who's been in-world since 2007... read more on New World Notes.
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    Earlier this month we made some exciting changes to Mainland Regions and Linden Homes. With some massive increases to Land Impact limits, Residents can now build, design, experiment, and create more than ever before. As of today, we are extending this benefit to Private Estate Regions. Full Regions, Homesteads, and Openspace Regions on Private Estates will get a 33% increase in Land Impact allowance at no additional charge! Now everyone will have more prims to enjoy! This chart shows the details of the changes: All Private Region owners in the main channel will notice these changes already, and RC channels will see the update early Wednesday. Owning Land in Second Life has never been better, so now is the perfect time go Premium and claim your Mainland, or buy that Region you've been thinking about. We’re excited to bring these changes and hope you enjoy the creative potential more prims brings to your Second Life! But wait, there’s more … If 20,000 prims still isn’t enough, starting sometime next week, Private Region owners will have the option to upgrade to a total of 30,000 Land Impact limit - more details coming soon!
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