The maximum concurrency (number of avatars inworld) recorded is 88,200 in the 1st qtr.
2009 In 2010, Kingdon was replaced by Rosedale, who took over as Interim CEO.
After four months Rosedale abruptly stepped down from the Interim CEO position.
During a 2001 meeting with investors, Rosedale noticed that the participants were particularly responsive to the collaborative, creative potential of Second Life.
There is no charge for creating a Second Life account or for making use of the world for any period of time.
Linden Lab reserves the right to charge for the creation of large numbers of multiple accounts for a single person (5 per household, 2 per 24 hours) but at present does not do so.
However, the vast majority of casual users of Second Life do not upgrade beyond the free "basic" account.
Avatars may take any form users choose (human, animal, vegetable, mineral, or a combination thereof) or residents may choose to resemble themselves as they are in real life.