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About Second Life

What is Second Life?

Second Life is a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person and every place you visit is built by people just like you.

Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual community created entirely by its members. Members assume an identity and take up residence in the environment, creating a customized avatar or personage to represent themselves. The avatar moves about in the virtual world using mouse control and intuitive keyboard buttons.

The virtual world also includes sound; wind in the swaying trees, babbling brooks, audible conversation, and built-in chat and instant messaging. Residents buy property, start businesses, game with other residents, create objects, join clubs, attend classes, or just hang out.

Real world corporations also took an interest in the virtual world. Several companies considered offering corporate training classes in the virtual world — a business model that could save money in travel and lodging fees.

Virtual universities that replicate their real-life counterparts with classrooms and professors teaching interactive classes in real time, virtual interactive congressional sessions, and three-dimensional customer and tech support.

Exploring and Discovery

Travel with friends to thousands of beautiful and exciting places — all created by the Second Life community

Filled with Friends

Millions of people have already joined Second Life. Chat for free using voice or text with folks from around the world who share your passions and interests.


Dress up and design a new 3D you. There are thousands of designer items to explore in our Marketplace where the selection is as endless as your imagination.

Endless Fun

Every day there are thousands of new experiences and events created by the Second Life community. Visit the Destination Guide to get a peek at some of the action.

Artistic Bliss

Discover your artistic t a lents and share them instantly with friends. Take beautiful snapshots, create machinima videos or build something from scratch inside Second Life.

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