“The Social Game Craze”: Mia Consalvo on NPR’s “On Point”

Earlier today, CMS Associate Professor Mia Consalvo spoke with NPR’s Jane Clayson about the rise in popularity of social games like Farmville.

We all remember connecting with friends over a game of cards, Parcheesi or Monopoly. These days, games are more popular than ever–but increasingly they’re virtual and played on Facebook.


And while they’re free to play, the small fraction of serious players who pony up cash for coveted virtual goods means the business of social games is booming.

Consalvo was joined by Nick Wingfield, technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and Frank Lantz, director of the NYU Game Center.

Listen to “The Social Game Craze”—OnPoint Radio, NPR/WBUR

Andrew Whitacre

About Andrew Whitacre

Andrew directs the communications efforts for CMS/W and its research groups. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a degree in communication from Wake Forest University, with a minor in humanities, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. This work includes drawing up and executing strategic communications plans, with projects including website design, social media management and training, press outreach, product launches, fundraising campaign support, and event promotions.


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