Facebook is a Game

Game designer Robin Hunicke has noted that Facebook is actually a complex, massively multiplayer online game, with challenges, rewards, and levels just like any other. Think about it for a second and you'll realize that the rules are simple: be the most fun, intelligent, witty, caring version of yourself. The benefits are obvious, Hunicke observed: Facebook "makes people feel like they matter, like they have friends and family across all kinds of distances," she said. "How many games make you feel loved.


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 The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Toppo, Greg (2015421), The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, Retrieved on 2018-04-15
Folksonomies: gaming game-based learning


16 APR 2018

 Facebook is the Gamification of Socialization

Facebook is a Game > Conclusion > Social Media Distorts Socialization Through Gamification
Both a distortion of socialization where the game is to be loved.