An analysis of the Steam community network evolution

Roi Becker, Yifat Chernihov, Yuval Shavitt, Noa Zilberman

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Abstract

The Steam community network is a large social network of players on the Steam gaming platform, with over 30 million users to date. In this paper we introduce an analysis of the Steam community network in 2011, looking at the characteristics of the users network and the connectivity graph. We next present the evolution of the network over time and show how the network has changed over the years. Last, we analyze the role of games and groups in the Steam community. This work is the first to analyze the Steam network, and to provide a large scale analysis of the characteristics of gaming platforms communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2012 - Eilat, Israel
Duration: 14 Nov 201217 Nov 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 27th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, IEEEI 2012
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityEilat
Period14/11/1217/11/12

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