On Thursday, January 29th, Nick Wingfield of the Wall Street Journal visited our Seattle office to do research for an article titled, “Out of Office: Job Loss in the Age of Blogs and Twitter”.
The article, which appears in today’s Wall Street Journal, discusses how the internet is acting as a social anesthetic for Americans “grappling with layoffs and grim economic news”.
The article mentions the 29.9% rise in the total number of visitors to internet gaming sites during the 4th quarter of 2008. This rise in traffic is correlated to a similar trend seen during the Great Depression when people gravitated toward nickel films.
Read the entire Wall Street Journal Big Fish Games article!