Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Millions of applications are flooding the social media scene yearly, some are fun, others are valuable while only a few have the ability of shining through the bunch and making a lasting impression!

Today’s application is one of those few that deserve to be reviewed and appreciated: Disney “Tickets Together” App.

The Application:

Disne'sy Ticket Together on Facebook

Disney Ticket Together on Facebook

The idea of the application is to transform how Hollywood sells movie tickets by combining purchases with the powerful forces of social networking.

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

What is making Bored.com as “spreadable” and “viral” as is it? Read more for analysis, insights and tips!

MindJolt Games — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

This series of articles on Thoughtpick – Apps Using SM Brilliantly – will be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games & applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps viral..

Facebook “Causes” — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

The causes application took the need to be affiliated to a cause or another and took it to a higher level - moving from individual, community and society to a more global approach.

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Cafe World — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Cafe World — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Hiring Help!

Cafe World developers took online sharing a little bit further by making it hard, and at times impossible, for players to accomplish certain progress without the help of a friend!

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Does Yahoo! Mail Applications pose a challenge for Google Wave?

Does Yahoo! Mail Applications pose a challenge for Google Wave?

Yahoo! Mail Applications

Both Yahoo and Google seem to realize that opening their email platforms would be their way to compete in the social networking arena. Using their email user-bases is not a bad approach to conquer areas that are only possible with platforms like Facebook and MySpace. Competition is good, it brings us - the users - revolutionary technologies!...

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