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.

Texas Hold’em Poker — 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 Texas Hold’em Poker on Facebook.

The Application:

Zynga's Texas Hold'em

So far, we have analyzed many of Zynga’s Facebook applications and they all scored well on their effective use of the social element. This application is on the same track.

With 25,509,831 likes and an ascending number of players, Texas Hold’em is one of the most viral and social games online.

Quirky News of the Web — September 2010

Previous quirky news posts: January – February – March – April – May- June – July – August – September

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.

FrontierVille – The Budding Champion of Facebook Games

FrontierVille is the latest game from Zynga and it’s make inroads in the Facebook gaming community and managed to add over 3.7 million user this past week alone. The Game took many of the elements that make other Zynga games addictive and put them together to create, arguably, their best game yet!

7 Eleven and Zynga Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

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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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The beauty of pixel starwberries on FarmVille

"If I don't harvest my farm right now," my 13-year-old cousin told me last month, explaining why exactly she needed to use my computer RIGHT AWAY. "My strawberry crops would die."

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