Virtually There: Exploring Proximity and Homophily in a Virtual World

Yun Huang, Cuihua Shen, Dmitri Williams, Noshir Contractor
2009 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering  
Virtual space eliminates the constraints of physical distances on communication and interaction. In this study, we examine the impact of offline proximity and homophily of players on their online interactions in EverQuest II. The results show that spatial proximity as well as homophily still influence players' online behavior.
doi:10.1109/cse.2009.471 dblp:conf/cse/HuangSWC09 fatcat:osjyy543vfbhff64vg5uu2z3n4