The ecology of social interactions in online and offline environments
Fabio Paglieri and
Fabio Sabatini ()
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The rise in online social networking has brought about a revolution in social relations. However, its effects on offline interactions and its implications for collective well-being are still not clear and are under-investigated. We study the ecology of online and offline interaction in an evolutionary game framework where individuals can adopt different strategies of socialization. Our main result is that the spreading of self-protective behaviors to cope with hostile social environments can lead the economy to non-socially optimal stationary states.
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Working Paper: The ecology of social interactions in online and offline environments (2016)
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