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posted Feb 28, 2013, 6:12 PM by Cuihua Shen
As I am slowly updating my website, here is a recap of what happened in the last two years:

  • My paper with Peter Monge, "Who connects with whom? A social network analysis of an online open source software community" has been published as the Lead Article in the June issue of First Monday (link).
  • My work on massively multiplayer online games has recently been featured in US News and World Report (link), Pegasus News (link), UT Dallas News (link), Baidu (link), Xinhuanet (link) and Sohu (link), among others.
  • My dissertation, "The Patterns, Effects and Evolution of Player Networks in Online Gaming Communities" received the 2nd place of Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award from ICA.
  • I was quoted in the Spring 2011 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Reviewon the impact of MMOs on civic engagement.
  • My paper with Dmitri Williams, "Unpacking time online: Connecting Internet and MMO use with psychosocial well-being," has been published in the February 2011 issue of Communication Research (Pre-print version). 
  • On Aug 26, 2010, I successfully defended my dissertation, The Patterns, Effects and Evolution of Player Social Networks in Online Gaming Communities. A copy of the dissertation is available here.  
  • Our paper, "Schmoozing and Smiting: Trust, Social Institutions and Communication Patterns in an MMOG," was recently published at Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. (Full Article)