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.

10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week!

Laugh like a baby!

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself!

Therefore, welcome to the second list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

Enjoy!

1. Having a baby sure changes the way you view your in-laws. You simply love it when they come to visit now. They can babysit while you go out and party….

2. If the theory says that man evolved from monkeys and apes, then why do we still have monkeys and apes?

3. It’s just one of those days when you wake up and say: **ck it, I’m taking a decision, I made up my mind, then you go buy an Audi R8 or something else…

Brain Buddies — 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: wooga’s Brain Buddies on Facebook.

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Andreas Weigend talks about the revolution of the web and how important it is to “take data seriously”…

Samsung Swype vs. iPhone: Faster touch typing… not! [video]

Swype is a simple input method for touchscreens developed by Swype Inc. It basically positions itself as a competitor to the "regular" mobile phones which utilize touchscreens, mainly the iPhone!

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Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

How is social media affecting the old, traditional yet long-loved media channel: the television? Is social media slowly pushing television to its grave? How is social media able to encourage less television viewing and promote more Internet usage simultaneously?

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Paulo Coelho Knows How to Use Social Media Better

Paulo Coelho Knows How to Use Social Media Better

Paulo Coelho Twitter's followers count

Paulo Coelho, the famous Brazilian best seller author of the Alchemist, masters social media as a way to connect with his fan base and reach out to the hearts of more people. How does he do it? Could the film/music/games industries use these techniques to drive more sales?

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