Cafe World — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

By now, I guess you can easily tell that one of the Facebook applications that I am addicted to is definitely Cafe World! However, other than this great admiration and this strong addiction, there are tangible factors that make this application one of the best examples for utilizing social media, with a staggering number of 11,719,391 fans and counting!

This new series of articles on Thoughtpick – Apps Using SM Brilliantly – will 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.

What They Did:

Cafe World could have been just an ordinary cooking game with “no strings attached” to your online community but the developers knew better!

Apart from the fact that you have the option of sharing your progress in levels, the platters you can offer and the free gifts you get, Cafe World developers took this step a little bit further by making it hard, and at times impossible, for players to accomplish certain progress without the help of a friend!

Here are some examples…

Obtaining a new mystery spice:

Asking for Mystery Spices

Obtaining a Mystery Spice

10 Things You Need to Start Tweeting About!

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Twitter

Twitter can teach you a lot: ranging from formulating meaningful and useful 140-character messages, to communicating effectively with your target audience. However, and though Twitter has been around for 4 years now, some people still lack the right tools to utilize Twitter for harnessing results on both the personal and business levels.

As a response to 10 Things You Need to Stop Tweeting About, I decided to write a comprehensive compilation of the top ten things you need to start tweeting about, adding the need and value of those topics as eye openers for you and your Twitter friends! Enjoy!

10 Things You Need to Start Tweeting About!

1. The Environment:

Global warming, and all its terrifying consequences, is a concern for all human beings. So regardless of the reasons behind you having your Twitter accounts, a few tweets per account per day about environmental issues and concerns should be enough to spread awareness – and hopefully bring about a slight change!

Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights

It seems that sex offenders, murderers and stalkers are seeing Facebook as a great and effortless platform for seducing and attracting children and causing tremendous disturbances in families and in the overall safety of the community!

An Interview with a Pre-Social Media Dinosaur!

In efforts to lay down the facts for you about the difference between pre-social media times and the times we live in now, we decided to interview someone who witnessed life through less geeky eyes. Someone who was there before the internet grew to become one of life’s necessities.

The Chronicles of Facebook: The Ex-Detective at Work!

The Chronicles of Facebook: The Ex-Detective at Work!

The Ex Detective @ Work :)

Are the many tricks Facebook is pulling out of the same hat helping it face the numerous criticisms and accusations its facing?

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5 Ways to Utilize Twitter to Grumble — Effectively!

5 Ways to Utilize Twitter to Grumble — Effectively!

Complaining!

In efforts to help you grumble effectively, here's a list of 5 ways to utilize Twitter to do so!

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Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Mixxers HATE Digg!

Since I began using Mixx, the behavior of Mixx users has always been very intriguing to me and their use of Mixx has been a topic that I wanted to analyze and write about. However, I decided to wait till I knew more and thus understood more. I guess the time is now!

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Infograph: The State of the Internet Today

Infograph: The State of the Internet Today

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We believe that to pull off great online campaigns, you need to be familiar with the audience. Not your audience in particular, but the larger Internet audience that might com across your campaign. It is essential to keep the Internet's demographics in mind when creating any online content.

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Social Media Says: DIAL 90999 For Haiti

Social Media Says: DIAL 90999 For Haiti

Screenshot of American Red Cross campaign

Following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti this Tuesday, the Internet population was looking online for ways to help.

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Obama Warns: Facebook is a BIG BAD Wolf! [video]

In the two videos below, Obama warns about posting pictures or personal information on Facebook. Whether this is this another PR stunt or not, is not clear to me however it seems that even Obama has been stung by Facebook just like Zuckerberg was a few weeks ago!

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