The "S" in social network games: Iitiating, maintaining, and enhancing relationships

Donghee Yvette Wohn, Cliff Lampe, Rick Wash, Nicole Ellison, Jessica Vitak

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2011Jan 7 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/4/111/7/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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