Big Fish Games in The Wall Street Journal
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!