Facebook announced an experimental feature – App install ads back in August 2012 to allow developers to pay to inject “Install Now” ads into the mobile news feed. They show their app’s name, icon, description, Facebook App Centre rating, and friends who use them. When clicked they lead straight to the App Store or Google Play market where users can download the apps. … [Read more...] about How Facebook Makes Money: An Interesting Insight Into The Network
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Some of us may lament that many gamers no longer see their characters as separate personae, and yet we’re closer with the real people behind those characters today than we’ve ever been. We invite other players into our real lives, invest ourselves emotionally in friendships, buy each other drinks an events like EVE Fanfest or BlizzCon, and often count on each other for support. Just as the wider world is waking up to the fact that your internet presence is now a huge part of your real identity, even the most hardcore EVE player has to recognise that there’s a real person behind every avatar. You can scam people and steal all their stuff because that’s just part of the game and part of what they signed up for, but are all your insults still just levied against an anonymous character – or a person? … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: How much toxic, antisocial behaviour should MMOs tolerate?
CCP Games, the creators of the in-depth and uniquely player-driven spaceship MMO game EVE Online, shared more details today on EVE Russia, the next event in the year-long EVE Invasion World Tour, a global series of capsuleer conventions, reaching more players and fans of EVE Online than ever before. On May 4, EVE Russia will be the biggest gathering of Russian EVE Online players, in St. Petersburg at the Akakao. … [Read more...] about EVE Online Heads To Russia For Invasion World Tour