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2011
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The "S" in Social Network Games: Initiating, Maintaining, and Enhancing Relationships

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The "S" in Social Network Games: Initiating, Maintaining, and Enhancing Relationships
Social network games embedded within social network sites (SNSs) such as Facebook facilitate play with “Friends” within the SNS. In this study, we look at different dimensions of how game play contributes to relationship initiation and development using qualitative data collected from adult Facebook users (N=18). Our data suggest that interpersonal motivations are a primary driver of initial game play and that while game play doesn’t facilitate direct social interaction, participants perceive indirect interaction and sharing game-based content as useful in maintaining and even enhancing relationships.
Donghee Yvette Wohn, Cliff Lampe, Rick Wash, Nicol
Added 20 Aug 2011
Updated 20 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where HICSS
Authors Donghee Yvette Wohn, Cliff Lampe, Rick Wash, Nicole Ellison, Jessica Vitak
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