Emergent Cultural Differences in Online Communities’ Norms of Fairness

@article{Strimling2020EmergentCD,
  title={Emergent Cultural Differences in Online Communities’ Norms of Fairness},
  author={Pontus Strimling and Seth Frey},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  year={2020},
  volume={15},
  pages={394 - 410}
}
Unpredictable social dynamics can dominate social outcomes even in carefully designed societies like online multiplayer games. According to theories from economic game theory and evolutionary anthropology, communities that are otherwise identical can spontaneously develop emergent cultural differences. We demonstrate the emergence of norm diversity in comparable populations distributed across identical copies of a single multiplayer game world. We use 2006 data from several servers of World of… 

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