I’ve always enjoyed Aleks’ Guardian Game Blog pieces so I’m suprised that I haven’t picked up on this earlier, but I guess some things just need to be unnoticed till it’s the right time!!
Anyways!! She’s a PhD student at the Department of Psychology at University of Surrey and she’s “examining the relationship between communication patterns and group processes in the diffusion of information through an online community” and she is “currently exploring the social networks of virtual world Second Life, which displays unique, emergent social properties reflective of offline social life” – EXCELLENT!!!! ;)
Her blog is: Social Sim