2008 — Tom Boellstorff, Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, Princeton University Press (2008), ISBN 9780691135281, page 125:
Midbie status was shaped not just by the absolute amount of time since the creation of an account, but by the cumulative amount of time spent inworld.
2011 — Helen Farley, "Using Multi-User Virtual Environments in Tertiary Teaching: Lessons Learned Through the UQ Religion Bazaar Project", in Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (ed. Charles Wankel), Emerald Group Publishing Limited (2011), ISBN 9780857247810, page 230:
Ideally, for Studies in Religion course, this machinima would show some of the religious spaces already established inworld such as the elaborate cathedral on Epiphany Island or the peaceful Buddhist Shrine of Varosha.
2011 — Maeva Veerapen, "Encountering Oneself and the Other: A Case Study of Identity Formation in Second Life", in Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds (eds. Anna Peachey & Mark Childs), Springer (2011), ISBN 9780857293602, page 86:
The qualities of the avatar become quintessential in creating an identity inworld, as the avatar is the only aspect of the user that other Second Life residents engage with.