Fastest-growing communities of the year

The Adult Metaverse community was the fastest-growing this year, reaching 1,255 members by the end of 2015, followed by OpenSim Virtual, which reached 1,649 members and retained its spot as the top OpenSim-focused community on Google Plus.

Four grids made the top-fifteen list growth list: Kitely, OSgrid, DigiWorldz, and the Great Canadian Grid. In addition, Metropolis, was on the list of the fifteen largest communities, but only gained 85 new members this past year.

The fifteen fastest-growing communities on Google Plus

  1. The Adult Metaverse: gained 876 members since January
  2. OpenSim Virtual: gained 550 members since January
  3. OpenSim: gained 246 members since November
  4. Opensim Worlds: gained 231 members since February
  5. Virtual World Blogs: gained 214 members since May
  6. The Hypergrid WIP Show: gained 209 members since April
  7. Kitely Virtual: gained 179 members since January
  8. Hypergrid Events: gained 174 members since January
  9. OpenSim Everything: gained 168 members since November
  10. Hypergrid Safari: gained 166 members since January
  11. DigiWorldz: gained 162 members since April
  12. Great Canadian Gridders eh: gained 156 members since February
  13. Metaverse Tours: gained 152 members since January
  14. gained 152 members since January
  15. OpenSimulator: gained 136 members since January

Fifteen largest communities

  1. OpenSim Virtual: 1,623 members
  2. The Adult Metaverse: 1,158 members
  3. 703 members
  4. Kitely Virtual: 555 members
  5. Metaverse Week in Review: 414 members
  6. Hypergrid Safari: 315 members
  7. Metropolis Metaversum: 301 members
  8. Hypergrid Events: 295 members
  9. Hypergrid Destinations: 288 members
  10. OpenSim Destinations: 278 members
  11. OpenSim Creations: 263 members
  12. OpenSim: 246 members
  13. Francogrid: 244 members
  14. Opensim Worlds: 231 members
  15. OpenSim Bloggers: 223 members

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Maria Korolov

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. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

5 Responses

  1.' Han Held says:

    You forgot a couple of important ones;

    Collaborative Hypergrid: (Ninety users since November. NINETY!)

    Opensim Everything: (190 users since opening -in October, I think?)

    Honorable mention should go to the AvatarFEST group (closed until next year), which got 122 members in the space of four months.

    Please update the article to reflect those. 🙂

    • I only added Collaborative Hypergrid to my list in December — so not enough users gained over the course of 2015 to make it either a top-ten gainer or a top-ten by members.

      But you’re right about OpenSim Everything — even though I just added it to my list in December as well, it’s already at 191 members, which DOES it put it in the fastest-growing list.

  2.' Da Hayward says:

    well Done again Maria!!!!!

  3.' Alex Ferraris says:

    Once again no mention of the communities in Facebook which are the largest communities around. Google Plus is very little .
    AviWorlds community ,facebook page is huge but somehow it doesnt get counted as a community.

    • I stopped keeping track of Facebook groups a while ago, since all the action seems to have moved to Google Plus Communities.

      And I stopped keeping track of your Facebook stuff because you KEEP SHUTTING DOWN your groups.

      Like this group:

      With 175 members, it’s not enough to make the top-ten largest list, but is enough to make the top-ten fastest growing list since it was only created in July. But that is SUPER WEIRD since you’ve had Facebook groups, pages, etc… for years. Are all these people just coming over from the previous Facebook group?

      Anyway, it’s a moot point, because I only have so much time, and decided to focus on Google Plus. If someone wants to start tracking all the other communities, I’d love to run their guest posts.