3 Seriously Addictive iPhone & iPod Games!

No one can claim that things are going smooth around the world; with all the demonstrations, climate changes, unemployment problems and personal issues, each and every one of us has a full plate!

However, we simply can’t work, follow up with the new and/or worry all the time without unwinding every now and then.

Therefore, I invite you to try these 3 awesome – yet very addictive – iPhone & iPod games that will help you take some load off while having some harmless fun!

1. Fruit Ninja by HalfBrick:

Fruit Ninja Snapshot

Fruit Ninja Snapshot

Swipe your finger across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. Be careful of bombs – they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure!

Not only is Fruit Ninja challenging, it also releases stress and brings you instant pleasure. But there is more:

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!

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

Quirky News of the Web — September 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

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EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

A snapshot from an active FIFA user's profile

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!

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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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7 Eleven and Zynga Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

7 Eleven and Zynga Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

FarmVille Fans Queue

FarmVille is an extremely popular game on Facebook that is developed by Zynga. The game requires its player to plant and harvest their farms and maintain the crops and animals that live in the farm. The game is highly addictive and has managed to attract over 80 million active user of the app and has a huge fanbase. The Game recently...

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MindJolt Games — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

MindJolt Games — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

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5 Reasons Why Parents HATE Facebook & Ways to Limit the Damage!

5 Reasons Why Parents HATE Facebook & Ways to Limit the Damage!

Facebook, Facebook, Facebook… The infamous social media channel that almost everyone around the world have heard of! Have you ever wondered how parents might think of it? I have, therefore, I prepared a list of 5 reasons why parents can hate Facebook especially when it comes to their kids using it, followed up by some [...]

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Bejeweled Blitz — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Bejeweled Blitz — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Bejeweled Blitz is one of PopCap's variety of online games; the leading multi-platform provider of "casual games" - fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Learn how its utilizing social media brilliantly!

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