Second Life has been losing around 8 private sims per day as its daily average for 2012
between January 1st and December 23 SL has lost 2,863 private sims
if this rate continues, then there will be around 18,000 private sims this time next year or close to 6,000 private sims lost in two years
what does this mean for Linden Lab?
that’s pure speculation and i would think it depends, in large part, to their success with Creatorverse and Patterns
it’s fitting that they changed the HTML title of the Linden Lab page to Makers of Shared Creative Spaces, that reflects their portfolio nicely