Dear Avatar and Second Life Member,
On March 13th, 2002, the first Resident (Steller Sunshine) joined Second Life and the public beta started seven month later in October, but now in Septembre 2010 we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Secondlife and will be taking down the grid on September 29, 2010. Over the next week, we encourage you to save any pieces of content (such as pictures, friend’s names, etc.) that you want to keep. We will also soon update you on your Linden refund, if you have an account balance.
Over the eight years since launching Second Life, we have welcomed avatars from many virtual worlds and MMOs to connect on our platform as the only social network catering to the needs of virtual identities. We are proud to have served those needs and honored to have shared this journey with you all.
Going forward, pieces of the Second Life technology will be integrated into the Facebook platform to support a richer, and more dynamic, community experience. Read more about these efforts on the Second Life blog.
Thank you for being a member of the Second Life community, and part of the Second Life family.
The Second Life Team