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Playing Farmville on Facebook cements familial bonds

Nov 19, 2014    

Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) Do not fret if your child is playing Farmville on Facebook with his/her siblings or cousins. This will only cement the bond between them in the long run.New research shows that beyond being a fun distraction, social network games (SNGs) can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet social obligations."These interactions prove social networks are tools that break down both communication and age barriers," said researcher Kelly Boudreau, research fellow at the Concordia University's Technoculture, Art and Games Centre in Quebec.For the study, Bou...

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