SocialVR & PixelVR – New Social Networks for Virtual World Residents

SocialVR & PixelVR

Athayus Quan has been a Second Life resident for over a decade and he has a number of disciplines in various trades. He’s a co-owner and creator with Tristin Bracken at R&R Swag, mesh fashion in second life as well as a designer for Allure and 360 and he’s also a real-life DJ!

I spoke to Athayus briefly and he told me about which is a website that he has run for many years and has recently redesigned. It is mainly a creative outlet for modding, gaming, fan sites, and his gaming guild. He also created SLX Connect, which was a virtual social networking site like Facebook for Second Life residents back in 2013 and I remember joining it and interacting with many others on there. However, he had to close it because Linden Lab sent him a copyright notice for using the word SLX. As you can see, he has a love of creating and maintaining social websites and forums, as well as a love for gaming and virtual worlds.

When SmugMug acquired Flickr back in April, he started working on a photo sharing website for virtual world digital artists and virtual photographers who are into AR/VR and gaming. Finally, that site has reached completion and is public now. Definitely good timing as the recent Flickr changes has people fleeing looking for better outlets to share their art.

Athayus is now running a few social networks for virtual world residents. I am not sure if this is the solution to all the recent worries people were having with Flickr changes and virtual world residents getting their facebook profiles deleted. If we all join and start the communities here, it may become the place to be. Here are the links to his networks so far:
  • – is designed for Virtual Photographers & Digital Artists to share their digital art taken in virtual worlds. It is an alternative to Flickr & Instagram.
  • – is designed for Virtual World Residents to share statuses and updates about their virtual life experiences, and connect with their virtual families and friends. It is an alternative to Facebook.
  •– An alternative to YouTube where virtual artists can upload their virtual world and other gaming videos.

UPDATE APRIL 2020: I used to have accounts for my avatar on these sites, but since becoming a Linden Lab employee, I now run the Official Second Life page on Socialvr.

I asked him how he is able to sustain all of these sites and how will he manage all the bandwidth. I was really impressed by how fast the sites were and how quickly everything was loading. He says that he has about 2 terabytes bandwidth and built the network from source via his channel partners which have unlimited space and he is ready to scale up real time when needed.

He also told me that there are no plans to ever sell user data. Users own their own data and can delete their full accounts at any time. He is also working on IOS and Android apps for all these sites.

If you do decide to join, don’t forget to add me and feel free to add your links to the comments so others can add you too!


Off topic, I wanted to mention that tomorrow I have surgery so I may be away from blogging and especially creating any videos for about a week, maybe less. It depends on how long it takes me to recover. It’s very minor surgery so nothing really to worry about. I should be back very soon. Please keep me in your thoughts, and have a wonderful week! <3


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

16 thoughts on “SocialVR & PixelVR – New Social Networks for Virtual World Residents

  • November 9, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Cool! Thank you for the suggestion. I created a profile @JarlaCapalini, feel fee to follow me! Get well soon!!

  • November 9, 2018 at 3:51 am

    So glad you’ve brought this site up in a blog ♥
    The more people join, the better it’ll get. ♥

    My profile:

    Good luck with your surgery, and I wish you a swift recovery. ♥



  • November 9, 2018 at 10:18 am

    badly i cannot registrate to anyone , it do not let me

  • November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Get well soon! Thanks for the great info. I will checking these out.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Just a note to say that the max file size for photos uploaded to pixelvr is 12MB, so those of us that take snaps at a higher resolution than the base viewer will most likely need to shrink them first.

    Also while NSFW photos are allowed, they must be set to private/friends only.

  • November 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Best wishes for your surgery, Strawberry!

  • November 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for information, Berry. Have an easy surgery and fast recovery 🙂 ❤

  • November 10, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I have just found OnLinker and am getting a start on having the FB experience denied to so many of SL residents. I am happy there are people out there giving us that chance. Thank you SS for the info and research into new sites. I haven’t heard of them before.
    * If anyone wants to be friends on OnLinker (

  • November 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Hang In There

    Hello, my friend; You’re on my mind,
    Because you’re somehow ailing,
    But your response to any challenge
    Has always been unfailing.

    So I’m confident you’ll win again;
    Hang in there, and you’ll see;
    You’ll be back on top in no time,
    Tackling life courageously.

    Get well soon from your Surgery
    dear Friend Strawberry , i think of you
    we all miss you and nevertheless
    A Happy Weekend

    Hugs Nicole

  • November 12, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Desejo a você uma recuperação rápida após a cirurgia. Você estará em meus pensamentos e orações.

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