With Second Life concurrency trending downwards, people are looking harder at the Second Life economy and the Linden Dollar exchange, with some speculating that there is a fairly heavy thumb on the exchange-rate scales at the moment.

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This will probably be the shortest piece I’ve done on Second Life’s quarterly economy and metrics. There’s precious little data being published anymore, and what there is lacks even more transparency than we’re used to.

That said, there are a couple of good signs for a change – and it’s been quite a few quarters since I could really say that.

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And a quite a bit more promptly than the Q2 2010 figures. You’re likely not going to be terribly astonished by the results, either, if you’ve been keeping up with events.

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