"A virtual 3D world constructed and run by its residents."
Second Life is a nothing less than a virtual 3D world completely built and run solely by its residents. Opened to the public in 2003, the Second Life universe has been growing continuously, and now has many thousands of users/inhabitants around the world.
Basically, the objective of Second Life is to live. From the moment you enter this world, you discover an enormous digital continent, you relate with people, there are entertainments, experiences, opportunities. Explore, travel, look for a place to build your house or business.
The residents (users) of Second Life interact among themselves. They are the owners of their creations, and can buy, sell or exchange things, completely real! Second Life moves millions of dollars monthly from these transactions. The dollars are Linden dollars, devised by Second Life, that you can exchange for real dollars in any money exchange office in the game. Really it`s a game/experience with a thin line between fiction and reality.