Adult Metaverse continues growth streak

The Adult Metaverse community on Google Plus was against the fastest-growing OpenSim community last month, gaining 101 new members for a new total of 691 users.

OpenSim Virtual was in second place, with 81 new members for a new total of 1,351. This meant that OpenSim Virtual comfortably retained its place as the largest OpenSim-focused community on Google Plus.

The Adult Metaverse was the second largest, followed by OSgrid.org, Virtual Identity, and Kitely Virtual.

Members of the Adult Metaverse community were invited to a beach party on Refuge Grid. (Image courtesy Nara Malone.)

Members of the Adult Metaverse community were invited to a beach party on Refuge Grid. (Image courtesy Nara Malone.)

Largest metaverse communities on Google Plus

Google Plus is an attractive place for OpenSim discussions because of its easy integration with group calendars, a range of notification options, and the fact that Google dropped their real names policy last summer.

See the full list of Google Plus communities we’re following here.

This month’s 15 largest communities:

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Sara Baxton

    Has anyone noticed less the 5% ever post in these groups.

    • That’s true of all communities. Majority of people join just to learn about what’s going on.

      Then a large chunk of them post just once in a while — when something comes up that’s particularly relevant to them, or when they really need something.

      And then a small chunk post regularly, and keep the community alive.

      You need all three groups — without an audience, the regulars won’t bother posting and will go elsewhere.

      The occasional posters, though they post less often, make up for it with the fact that there are many more of them. They provide breadth and perspective to the group.