Alexandru Dimitriu

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— Online social gaming is an emerging Internet application that combines online gaming and online social networking functionality for the benefit of millions of daily users. While researchers have investigated the structure of (social) networks for decades, the activity characteristics and the community structure of online social gaming remain relatively(More)
Traditional games have recently started to become online social games. Once accessible only through face to face encounters or slow mail exchanges, games such as bridge, chess, and go are now played online by millions of gamers. Other online social games, such as FarmVille and Cafe World, already exploit the characteristics of the social network formed by(More)
Online social games are Internet-based games that use the social networks formed by players to extend in-game functionality. For example, gamers participating in the BBO Fans community combine online bridge play with social networking. Despite an increase in the popularity of online social gaming---currently, there exist over one million online bridge(More)
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