Barn Buddy Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Facebook’s Barn Buddy Game.

The Application:

Barn Buddy Game

With 1,948,750 monthly active users and 1,429,112 likes, Barn Buddy Game seems to be gaining in on Farmville, Frontierville, Cafe World and other Facebook applications that fall into that category.

What They Did:

First of all, you can see how social the game is through its name: adding the word “buddy” to the name of the game automatically suggests that you need buddies to play the game right.

Furthermore, not only did they allow their users to 1) look after their own farm, 2) help friends and 3) grow crops together, they also – so cleverly – gave users the option to “be naughty” and steal crops from friends as well!

Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Bored.com.

The Application:

Some of the fun at Bored.com

Founded way back in 1996, Bored.com is simply a collection of fun, entertaining and interesting online games with the goal to make money while keeping their users from being BORED.

The Gratitude Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Sometimes, it is hard for us to sound the words “thank you” when we feel gratitude towards those who serve the community, whether they are military personnel or others. This is how the idea for this campaign began.

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EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars is a hugely popular game and currently has an increasing number of 4,892,926 monthly active users. Read more to see how they utilized social media in order to gain this popularity!

Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Hashtag Game — Learn Social Media By Example

Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Hashtag Game — Learn Social Media By Example

Why stick to the old methods of advertising TV shows when you could use social media to do the rough work for you? I am sure someone out there thought about this and came up with the following plan: Integrate Twitter in the TV show and get tweeps buzzing!

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Colbert Report on Social Media: Control-Self-Delete Your Future!

In one of his latest shows on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert uses "The Word" section to express a serious yet hilarious view of today's social media environment. He cunningly points out the dangers of using social media in terms of privacy while showing how big social media giants such as Facebook are selling our information to...

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HEARTSTOPPER: The Last Exorcism — Learn SM By Example

HEARTSTOPPER: The Last Exorcism — Learn SM By Example

Lionsgate decided to use the infamous Chatroulette to promote this upcoming movie taking the power of social media into account. Although it seems that they are just having a bit of fun with this, they were able to scare many people with this hilarious prank.

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Treasure Isle — Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

Treasure Isle — Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s...

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Vaseline “Be Prepared” Campaign for India – Social Media By Example

Vaseline “Be Prepared” Campaign for India – Social Media By Example

Vaseline takes advantage of the fact that while white people in Europe and North America are swarming to tanning salons and picking up overpriced tanning creams to gain a bronze shade, people in South East Asia have a completely contrary appreciation to skin tones; they are obsessed with lighter skin.

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Liberty Bay Books — Learn Social Media By Example

Liberty Bay Books — Learn Social Media By Example

Liberty Bay - UPCOMING EVENTS!

Some smaller businesses play it by the ear; their marketing methodologies are moment-based without deep thought to the outcomes. Others keep an eye out for change and take it into consideration when planning their marketing efforts. Liberty Bay Books in a great example of that.

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