CityVille — 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: Zynga’s CityVille.

The Application:

Zynga's CityVille

Zynga’s newest game, CityVille, is the fastest growing game in the company’s history. It had nearly 300,000 players in its first 24 hours, and 3 million daily active users in its first week.

Currently, CityVille has over 12,940,000 monthly active users and 38,000 likes.

Millionaire City — 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 Millionaire City.

The Application:

Millionaire City on Facebook

Millionaire City is a fun game which allows its players become powerhouse CEOs and watch the money roll in. Players can also build monopolies from the ground up by creating luxurious houses, crowded commercial skyscrapers, gorgeous decorations and unique world wonders in addition to making smart investments, taking risks, caring for properties, and watching their companies grow!

Millionaire City is developed by Digital Chocolate: a leading publisher of original, high-quality Omni games – games that reach mass market consumers across all platforms and are driven by social value, convenience and instant gratification.

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

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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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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Adobe’s “Real or Fake” Campaign — Learn SM By Example

Adobe’s “Real or Fake” Campaign — Learn SM By Example

Real or Fake? How to do it!

Adobe wanted to increase awareness of its discounts for college students. It thought hard and long about the best strategy to do so, taking into consideration its target audience while tailoring an effective, customized method to reach them.

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The Potion Recipe Behind a Ridiculously Addictive Game!

The Potion Recipe Behind a Ridiculously Addictive Game!

Mario Bros Bowser

What is it about games that invites us and seduces us to divorce our realities and immerse our selves in an alternate reality and invest into what appears to be a total waste of time. Read on for the game theory...

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