An interesting article on Winster–a social game site for the older set. The site uses collaboration, not competition, to foster friendships and the occasional romance. Eighty percent of the 2 million Winster players are over 45. Similarly, 80% are female. Users of this casual game site win points that can be traded in for real prizes.

An interesting fact may seem counterintuitive to non-gamers-many of the players, including the one featured in the story, use the site to COMBAT social isolation.

An interesting read.

(Via Winster: a game site for seniors, the new social gamers | islandpacket.com.)

 

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