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SecondLife (SL) : a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. (SecondLife, 2015) [1] OneLook
Second Life is an online virtual world, developed by Linden Lab, based in San Francisco, and launched on June 23, 2003. By 2013 Second Life had approximately 1 million regular users, according to Linden Lab, which owns Second Life. The virtual world can be accessed freely via Linden Lab's own client programs, or via alternative Third Party Viewers. Second Life users (also called Residents) create virtual representations of themselves, called avatars and are able to interact with other avatars, places or objects. They can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, build, create, shop and trade virtual property and services with one another. It is a platform that principally features 3D-based user-generated content. Second Life also has its own virtual currency, the Linden Dollar, which is exchangeable with real world currency. (SecondLife, 2015) [2] Wikipedia


What is SecondLife?

Learn more about LindenLab and Secondlife.com. (Facebook, YouTube)

You can access sites in SecondLife (SL) from the web using SLurls. Learn more about SLurls.

Getting Started Resources
SecondLife Video tutorials (Linden Lab)

Knowledge Park

Cosma has a 3D interface that allows you to browse content spatially!

Cosma has been using the virtual world SecondLife to provide a 3D interface to Cosma since 2006.
The SecondLife interface consists of a series of virtual spaces designed around inviting metaphors.
The spaces all have hundreds of interactive objects such as animals, vehicles, rides and games.
There are also a number of "Magic Doors" that serve as portals to interesting SecondLife sites.
Most importantly, there are “Magic Windows” and other special objects that you can click on
to open a browser window that displays subject specific pages on this and other web sites.


Knowledge Park, Exploration Area (K-Place v.1.6)
Providing a free and public Knowledge Navigation Nexus
to the best of SecondLife and the Web since 2006!

Here is a video "walk-through" of Knowledge Park.


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...


Subject Specific Links


SecondLife Wiki (Linden Lab) SL Unofficial Wiki (Wikia)

Britannica Wikipedia

What is SecondLife (Linden Lab) SecondLife Help (Linden Lab)

SecondLife Destination Guide


SecondLife in Popular Science (Popular Science)

How SecondLife Works (HowStuffWorks)

Business in SecondLife (Linden Lab)

shop SecondLife Marketplace Amazon


Historical Locations (SL Wikia)

SecondLife Through the Ages (SL Wikia)

SecondLife Historical Museum (SecondLife Destination Guide) List of Museums and Galleries in SecondLife (SL Wikia)

Internet Archive

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books Open Library

ISBNdb Google Books


SecondLife Education (SL Wiki)

SecondLife Knowledgebase (Linden Lab) My SecondLife (Linden Lab)

Linden Lab

SecondLife Press (Linden Lab) NPR Archives Google News

SLUniverse.com Reddit

New World Notes (Wagner James Au) WordPress

Google Scholar

SL Policy & Guidelines, Linden Lab


Can people actually 'own' virtual land? (John D. Sutter, CNN)




Building content for 3D can be intimidating, but the Ivory Tower of Primitives has been doing a great job of easing people into it for a decade. It is actually easier to begin by learning how to author in SecondLife using this site and then move on to more complex authoring systems like Blender and Unity.

Learn building at the Ivory Tower of Primitives

Second Life building basics 101

Second Life Building Basics 102

Ivory Tower of Primitives (SecondLife Destination Guide)

SL Wiki (Primarily Technical Information)
Linden Lab’s How To Videos
Other Resources

SL Knowledge Base, Build Tools
SL Knowledge Base: Building Tips
Building Tips Forum
SL Exchange, Building Components
Resident Resources, Building & Architecture

LLSite Resident Resources, Textures & Prim Tools
Texturing Tips Forum
Texture Tutorials & Library

SLurl Texture Tutorials by Robin (Sojourner) Wood

The Particle Laboratory

LSL Scripting Portal
LLSite Resident Resources, Scripting Tools
Community: Resident Sites, scripting
LSL Library
Scripting Library Forum
Scripting Tips Forum



Getting around

World Map & Teleporting

Live SecondLife Map

SL Navigation Help (SL Wiki)
Maps of SecondLife (Secondlife Destination Guide)

Related Skills

Moving & Flying

How to move your camera further and better

SecondLife Search

Hands Free 3D: Second Life Navigation Demo

Google Maps in Second Life

Google Maps in SecondLife (Digital Urban)


Getting your message across...

How to enable voice in Second Life

Voice Island

How to see and hear streaming media in Second Life

Parcel Media: Play webpages, movies, & more - Second ...

SL Wiki: Category:Help/Multimedia
Giving a PowerPoint Presentation in SL


There aren't always real people behind avatars...

SecondLife bots : are third party programs used to access the server to perform and automate various tasks like camping, group joining, greeting and even copying/cloning (in SecondLife) kabelyero


Second Life Pikkubot Tutorial - Setting Up Pikkubot

SecondLife Traffic Bots - mr Roboto

'Crowded Silence' (Second Life Bots Footage)

How traffic in SL works...
How Many Bots Are There?


From creators of Second Life a new VR world is coming

Discussing Project Sansar with Second Life CEO Ebbe Altberg

Project Sansar Preview

Linden Lab Invites First Virtual Experience Creators to Project Sansar Testing (Linden Lab)
The virtual reality successor to Second Life will open to 3D artists this summer (Adi Robertson, The Verge)


The Infinite Mind in Second Life with Kurt Vonnegut


Featured News
  • Seeking Musicians & Merchants for Second Life’s 14th Birthday Festivities! Monday
    Second Life’s 14th Birthday is just around the corner, and - once again - we’re planning to help commemorate this milestone event along with our Residents! Please stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for more details as they roll out. Today, we’d like to kick things off by announcing sign ups for two exciting events that we are planning - the 3rd annual Second Life Music Fest, and an inworld shopping event to celebrate another fabulous year of Second Lif...
  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 04/21/2017 Apr 21, 2017
    There’s always a bevy of fairs and events to keep you teleporting on your virtual toes to see what’s on offer  — but few capture the whimsy and wonder of imaginations like the Fantasy Faire. Stroll the stalls of merchandise and wares offered by merchants for the benefit of Relay for Life of Second Life. It is worth the visit for the view alone! These regions have been lovingly crafted by some very talented Second Life creators and are well worthy of taking many snapsh...
  • Making Email From Second Life (More) Reliable Apr 18, 2017
    There are lots of things in Second Life that send email, but as many of you have discovered, that email doesn't always get to the intended recipient. There are a lot of reasons for email from SL not being as reliable as we'd all like, and the Lab is working on fixing as many of those as we can, but some of them need your help. One of the most important reasons mail doesn't get through is that many Second Life accounts have bad email addresses - when something in Second Life sends to...
  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 04/14/2017 Apr 14, 2017
    Remember the first time you teleported into a space in Second Life that put you in total awe? For me, it was Transylvania, long before I was a Linden. My friend, who had introduced me to Second Life, invited me to his little home — after wandering like a newb nomad for days, it was one of the first times I’d met up with him inworld. I will never forget how enthusiastically he showed me his little coffin bed and walked me around the streets where people were openly role-playing a...
  • Swing into Spring with Style! New Premium Gift and 50% Off Premium Membership Apr 13, 2017
    For a limited time, get 50% off your first payment on a new quarterly Premium Membership subscription.* Premium members receive a L$1000 sign-up bonus, a weekly L$ stipend to spend on whatever you want, your own home, and exclusive gifts like the charming tree house below. Subscribers also enjoy many other benefits, like exclusive access to Premium Sandboxes inworld, where you can create and meet other Premium members, and the new Premium Access feature we recently blogged about, that allow...

SecondLife - Google News
  • Manguetown Pictures to Present 'The Second Life' - Patch.com Today 6:01 am
    Patch.comManguetown Pictures to Present 'The Second Life'Patch.comManguetown Pictures is back on the big screen with its newest production: "The Second Life." Directed by filmmaker Pedro Pimentel, “The Second Life” is narrated by Joseph Maria (William Galatis), a strange man who has arrived at the residence of the ...
  • Country Hit Gets Second Life - Stone County Leader Yesterday
    Stone County LeaderCountry Hit Gets Second LifeStone County LeaderWhen she recently retired from the workforce after holding down a variety of jobs through the years and enjoying a 10-year stint at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Donna Farar knew that with a little belt-tightening she could survive on her social ...
  • Parking garages are getting a second life as places for people - Curbed Yesterday
    CurbedParking garages are getting a second life as places for peopleCurbedAs autonomous vehicle companies launch family-focused public trials and automakers invest in “mobility solutions” instead of cars, we're entering an age where sharing a vehicle will likely become more popular than owning one. But that memo hasn't ...
  • Bread's Second Life - New York Times Yesterday
    New York TimesBread's Second LifeNew York TimesSam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox, register here. You know that mix of freedom and anxiety you felt when your parents went away for ...
  • Broadway building gets a second life after wrong-way driver causes partial collapse - Broken Sidewalk Tuesday
    Broken SidewalkBroadway building gets a second life after wrong-way driver causes partial collapseBroken SidewalkThere was a nail-biter of a preservation problem in Phoenix Hill closing out 2016. A wrong-way driver hit another motorist, creating an uncontrolled crash at East Broadway and Shelby Street. By the news photos at the time last December, it sure looks ...

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  1. ^ SecondLife. (2015). In /Linden Lab//. Retrieved January 5, 2015, from http://secondlife.com
  2. ^ SecondLife. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 5, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life