The Evolution of Social Behavior over Time in Second Life

@article{Harris2009TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Social Behavior over Time in Second Life},
  author={Helen Harris and Jeremy N. Bailenson and Alexia Nielsen and Nick Yee},
  journal={PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={434-448}
}
The current study tracked 80 participants who spent an average of six hours per week in Second Life over six consecutive weeks. Objective measures of movement and chat were automatically collected in real time when participants logged in to Second Life. Data regarding the number of groups and friends was self-reported through online questionnaires on a weekly basis. Results demonstrated that although the social networks of users continued to broaden over the course of the study, users became… 

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