Second Life is an online virtual world where people can meet and interact with each other on as personal a basis as they want to. Being a social networking community people on Second Life are inclined to talk to each other and intermingle. You don't have to, you can be as solitary as you want to be too, but what fun is that.
Once you get through the Second Life orientation you'll be well on your way to exploring the world of Second Life. Meet people in dance clubs or other social areas laid out all over Second Life. You can just chat, or you can get to know each other much better.
There are so many things to do in Second Life I can't even begin to tell you everything. Just about anything you can do in real life you can do in Second Life. So instead I'm going to give you the tip of the iceberg and also tell you where you can find information about things that are happening in Second Life.
There are so many places to shop on Second Life and so many different things you can buy that you'll never get bored. If you like shopping and you want to give your Second Life self all the things he or she deserves, you could just keep shopping forever. Every part of Second Life has shops that you can go to. Browse around until your hearts content, or buy everything in the store, it's up to you. Not only can you shop for things like clothes, you can also buy houses and cars.
Dance clubs may not be the only forum in Second Life in which to meet people, but it's certainly the most popular. People go to dance clubs, and other places in Second Life, so they can meet with other like minded people. This is the main thing people do in Second Life, meet people. Come join the fun, have a few drinks and meet some new people.
Just as in any social networking community, there are groups you can join. What's your thing, what do you need help with, there's a group for that. Search and find groups that you like, and join them. There are friends groups and support groups and every other kind of group. Some groups give out freebies to their members, so you may make out pretty good joining a few.
If you don't want to spend a lot of virtual cash, but you still want everything in sight, try freebies. There are lots of places on Second Life to get freebies, one only has to look for them. There are even whole warehouses where you can walk around and download all the freebies they have to offer. Everything from shoes to houses is given away for free.
A big part of Second Life are it's adult, or mature, communities. I recommend only going there if you are not offended easily and very open minded. Here you can meet people, dance, watch the strippers and pole dancers or even get together with other people for something more, intimate. There are also orgy pits and escorts if you feel the need to have a virtual sexual experience while in Second Life.
Check out the Second Life events calendar. It lists, in time order, all the events that are going on in Second Life. If you're going to be in Second Life at 9am, look at the calendar to see what's happening at 9am. Then you can join the event. Clicking on the link provided in some event listings will take you to the event. Other's list a location, then you have to find it yourself. Events can be anything from parties and get togethers to freebies or just about anything.
If you want to discuss different Second Life subjects, or you need help with something in Second Life, you can go to the Second Life forum. The forum is there for many purposes. Learn about building and scripting in Second Life. Show off movies that you've made. List land that you have for sale or find out about a place you may want to buy. Get into the discussion of what's happening in Second Life. There are so many things you can use the forum for, you'll just have to go see for yourself.
Anything you want to find you can find in Second Life. Just type a word or group of words into the search box, choose what kind of thing you're searching for from the tabs, and search. I find that this is my most used tool in Second Life. I use it constantly to find all the things I'm looking for. Whether you're searching for a place to buy the latest clothes, a place to meet people with the same interests or an orgy pit, you can find it using the search feature. Everything you could ever want or would ever want to do you can find in Second Life.