Tweeting your destiny: profiling users in the twitter landscape around an online game

Günter Wallner, Simone Kriglstein, Anders Drachen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


Social media has become a major communication channel for communities centered around video games. Consequently, social media offers a rich data source to study online communities and the discussions evolving around games. Towards this end, we explore a large-scale dataset consisting of over 1 million tweets related to the online multiplayer shooter Destiny and spanning a time period of about 14 months using unsupervised clustering and topic modelling. Furthermore, we correlate Twitter activity of over 3,000 players with their playtime. Our results contribute to the understanding of online player communities by identifying distinct player groups with respect to their Twitter characteristics, describing subgroups within the Destiny community, and uncovering broad topics of community interest.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1884-0
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 IEEE Conference on Games, CoG 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Conference on Games, CoG 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Community analysis
  • Destiny
  • Game analytics
  • MMOG
  • Profiling
  • Topic modelling
  • Twitter


Dive into the research topics of 'Tweeting your destiny: profiling users in the twitter landscape around an online game'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this