Second Life is really just Wagga

Whilst trawling around Linden Lab land metrics, it occurred to me that it’d be interesting to work out how much of Australia Second Life would take up.


As of the end of September 2007, the Second Life grid equated to 871.32 square kilometres of land. Australia is 7 682 300 square km, so all of Second Life makes up just over 0.001 precent of Australia. Tasmania is 68300 square kilometres so even though Second Life seems vast, we’re more a small city (roughly two Wagga Waggas) than a world in geographic terms. Funnily enough, Wagga has a population of nearly sixty thousand people – not much more than the number of people using Second Life in peak hours.

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