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.

Facebook Cartoon Character Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Cartoon Character Campaign

“Violence against children includes physical violence, psychological violence such as insults and humiliation, discrimination, neglect and maltreatment. Although the consequences may vary according to the nature and severity of the violence inflicted, the short- and long-term repercussions for children are very often grave and damaging.” UN Violence Study

The idea behind this campaign:

In order to try and fight violence against children all over the world, the campaign aimed at making people relive memories of their childhood by placing pictures of cartoon characters as their Facebook profile pictures.

The main message of the campaign was as follows:

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Texas Hold’em Poker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker is using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making this app as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is.

Skittles’ Dazzle the Rainbow Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Embracing alternative product uses and taking in to the next level, Skittles rolls out its latest social media marketing campaign: “Dazzle the Rainbow” which is simply a challenge in which Skittles fans are asked to bury a man named David Phoenix in a vat of the sugary candy.

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Barn Buddy Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Barn Buddy Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

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. Learn how & why!

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Jib Jab — Applications Using Social Media Brilliantly

Jib Jab — Applications Using Social Media 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: Jib Jab.

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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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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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Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Goo Maze

My advice to you is as follows: If you work, go to school, have a family, have friends, or even have a life at all, I urge you not to play more than one of the following games in the same day. Trust me, the results are amazingly terrifying! :)

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Green is the New Black: A Mobile Campaign with Potential!

Green is the New Black: A Mobile Campaign with Potential!

Sticky Phone concept by Liu Hsiang-Ling

Green phones are meant to reduce toxic waste without forcing you to give up your mobile communication habit - or even addiction!

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