What can I do in Second Life?
Just about every real-world activity has a Second Life counterpart, and there are many SL experiences that you can't do in RL.
Not specific enough? I adore your curiosity!
Here are some lists of things to do
(Beyond the front page when you join.)
- Destination Guide - In addition to sightseeing at each place, there are often specific activities. For example, surfing at beaches.
- Events Calendar - What's happening now. Click the All Categories dropdown.
- Torley's favorite things - A Linden Lab employee spills the goods.
- What are your favorite things to do in Second Life? - Forum thread.
- Content Creation - High-level list of stuff you can make.
- Goals of Second Life - Based on an older doc.
These are compiled from fellow Residents:
Wish: Focused guides for virtual pets, vehicles
- 2011-03-22 - 8 Things You Don't Know About Second Life - Not specifically an activities list, but etiquette and mechanics that aren't immediately obvious. Torley likes the part where Mercy says "The tutorial videos are awesome". :)
- 2010-02-24 - Viewerhelp:Finding interesting things to see and do - From the built-in Viewer 2 help.
- 2009-02-13 - 10 Romantic Things to do in Second Life - By Effie, with pcitures. Not all of these places are still up, but there are other locations with similar experiences.
- 2009-01-02 - Things To Do in Second Life - Brief article focusing on artistic activities.
- 2009-xx-xx - Five Things To Do Just After You Get Started in Second Life - By CyFishy Traveler. Related, Five Things To Do Before You Get Started....
- 2007-05-17 - Places to Go, Groups to Join, Things to Do - Forum thread was last updated on 2008-09-04. Contains historical things to things you could do as far back as 2003.
- 2007-04-10 - 12 Things To Do In Second Life That Aren't Embarrassing If Your Priest Or Rabbi Finds Out - By Mitch Wagner, who also did a followup on 2008-09-25.
- 2007-03-10 - 10 Fun Things to do in Second Life - Click header hyperlinks for more specifics. Not sure if this is where the article was originally published.
- 2007-02-19 - Describing SL - By Hannah Hannya. Visual slideshow sort of like a children's storybook. Be sure to click Show Info in the upper-right for captions.
- Date unknown - What To Do In Your Second Life - From About.com, mentions popular basics.
- Various spam blogs have reprinted some of these lists over years.
- Misc. questions come up on Yahoo Answers. They can be kinda hard to trawl through.