Google Plus continues to be the social media destination of choice for OpenSim users, due its usability, sharing features, and support for identities based on avatar names.
I currently track 175 virtual communities that have some relation to OpenSim, and just collected the members counts of each group. See the full list of metaverse communities here.
Of course, you don’t have to be a member to view the posts in the public communities, so the amount of interest in, say, The Adult Metaverse community, may be under counted.
This month for the time time I started tracking collections as well, which are a new feature in Google Plus.
Top 15 communities
- Second Life and other Virtual Worlds: 2,564 members
- OpenSim Virtual: 1,836 members
- The Adult Metaverse: 1,477 members
- Summer of Arts 2015: 1211 members
- Virtual Identity: 862 members
- OSgrid.org: 808 members
- Kitely Virtual: 606 members
- Arts in Virtual Worlds: 565 members
- Metaverse Week in Review: 455 members
- OpenSim Collection: 444 members
- Virtual Pedagogy: 431 members
- Virtual World Video: 429 members
- Content creators of the virtual worlds: 422 members
- Practical Uses for Virtual Worlds: 406 members
- Hypergrid Safari: 390 members
Communities that have gained the most members since March
- Second Life and other Virtual Worlds: 336 new members
- The Adult Metaverse: 160 new members
- Blender for OpenSim: 128 new members
- OpenSim Virtual: 128 new members
- OpenSim Everything: 111 new members
Major communities with the largest growth rates
- Blender for OpenSim: 70% increase from 184 to 312 members
- Immersive World Opportunities: 61% increase from 111 to 179 members
- OpenSim Everything: 42% increase from 264 to 375 members
- Great Canadian Gridders eh: 40% increase from 173 to 243 members
- Virtual Highway: 40% increase from 116 to 159 members
New on our list this month
- Sim on a Stick Users Group
- Women in Virtual Reality
- GIL – Hypergrid Life
- Opensim Veranstaltungen
- Keng City
- TheKaz Grid
- Genesis Grid
- Promotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’em
- Opensim Free
- InWorldz, Second Life, Opensim, Metaverse
- OpenSim Collection
- Summer of Arts 2015
- Hypergrid Resources
Are there any communities or collections I’m missing? Let me know in the comments below, or email me at [email protected].
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