For my Theoretical Research Project I would like to discuss how social media has changed gaming, most notably among women. Women now make up over 55% of the gamers on social networking sites but still only 38% of console gamers. What makes social network gaming more appealing to women and why is console gaming so appealing to men? The number of female console gamers is rising, albeit at a slower pace than on social networks so it seems that there is a direct correlation between the advent of social media games and women gaming in general and I would like to do more research and try to find out why.

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