Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I cannot get into the SL Web Beta Test.

I am not one of the select.

Linden Labs sent this email to me today (below).

Unfortunately I could not get in.  I tried the site with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox -- always coming up with a "Join Now" not "Explore" option.  I guess I will just have to wait!  Please let us know in comments if you were able to get in.

Help Us Test the SL Web Viewer Beta


As we explore ways to make the Second Life experience faster, easier, and more fun, we are testing a number of approaches to bring new users closer to the richness of our virtual world. Yesterday, we quietly launched a beta test of a new technology that opens up Second Life to new users like never before: Second Life on the Web! The SL Web Viewer allows new users to become Second Life "guests" through the Web and enjoy basic SL functionality while exploring exciting destinations in Second Life -- all without downloading a Viewer. We need your help to test the SL Web Viewer!

Just follow these simple steps: 

1. Visit the SL Web Viewer Beta >>

2. There is a 45-second video that will run while the system loads and then you’ll either be offered an "Explore Now" button -- which means that you have successfully qualified -- or a "Join Now" button -- which means that you do not qualify for the test at this time*.

3. If you qualify, you’ll be asked to share your email address to create a temporary guest account to use the SL Web Viewer.

We’ll be running tests like this from time to time, and we may ultimately choose to further pursue some or none of these approaches, depending on what we learn from our testing, but we’re very excited to make SL an easier experience for guests and look forward to hearing what you think. 

Best regards, 

Kim Salzer 

VP of Marketing 
Linden Lab 

*Note: We’re in the early stages of testing this technology, and not everyone who navigates to the link will be able to access the SL Web Viewer.


  1. The site checks your internet connection to see if it's fast enough – or you're close enough to a server – to stream videogames. See :

  2. Yw Eddie, a couple of screenshots from a lucky person who was able to connect :

  3. I was able to get in now. Maybe it was too busy yesterday.


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