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Zynga’s CityVille takes players beyond the farm

Zynga’s CityVille takes players beyond the farm

Gaming
Zynga is no stranger to creating addictive social games. FarmVille, FrontierVille, and Cafe World are some of their biggest, boasting fans all over Facebook who just can't stop clicking. CityVille, however, released in early December 2010, has been an especially popular hit. CityVille's blend of Sim City fun and FarmVille familiarity appeals to those who are already hooked on Zynga games, as well as those who just want the power and control of being Mayor of their own city. Most Successful "Ville" Launch Yet CityVille has had the most successful launch of any Zynga game to date, with over 290,000 players logging in during the first 24 hours. This is more than twice of their former biggest launch, FrontierVille, which boasted 116,000 players in its first day. FrontierVille has ...
Facebook games: Farm Town and Farmville

Facebook games: Farm Town and Farmville

Gaming
Farm Town and Farmville are a phenomenon in the world of Facebook, garnering millions of virtual farmers to a world many would never have a chance to inhabit. Is it because of the yearning for open spaces; a Walter Mittyish desire to live off of the land? Whatever the reason, Farm Town and Farmville are two of the hottest applications in the well-stocked arsenal of Facebook. Although there is another, older farming game on Facebook, ('Lil) Green Patch, Farm Town and Farmville have become the premier farmers past time. 'Lil Green Patch comes with an agenda - fight global warming - and the graphics are cute and cartoonish, as are the other two applications. But more farmers are signing on to Facebook for Farm Town and Farmville. A little about Facebook Facebook has grown at an astou...
Retro games online: Facebook’s Castle Age – Beginner strategy guide

Retro games online: Facebook’s Castle Age – Beginner strategy guide

Gaming
Retro games online - Castle Age is one of the most popular Facebook retro games online, different from most of the others in its level of complexity. There are many different aspects of the game, each fun to play in its own right. Basic Overview of Facebook's Castle Age The retro games online takes place in a typical fantasy world of elves, wizards, orcs, etc. You play a mighty hero who makes friends, undertakes quests, fights monsters, and so on. Your relative strength as a player depends on your level of experience, number of facebook friends in your army, and which “generals” and weapons you accumulate during gameplay. Objectives of Retro Games Online Castle Age Like most Facebook games, the objective is to have a little fun, play for ten minutes or so and then get back ...
Basic strategies to follow playing City of Wonder on Facebook

Basic strategies to follow playing City of Wonder on Facebook

Gaming
Facebook games are notorious for two things and two things only – filling your wall with pleas from your friends to help build a barn or shoot a mafia traitor or, well, whatever the task of the day is; and stealing peoples' souls, leaving them a zombified, mouse-clicking corpse. Having barely any experience with them myself, but having heard plenty of ways that the infamous Farmville serves as a model for these type of games, I decided to spend a slow day at work getting acquainted with one of the newest of these pass-times, City of Wonder. City of Wonder is Wonderfully Urban The game presents itself as a hybrid between Sid Meyer's Civilization and the Caesar series – think Sim City but with armies and technology. You increase your city's population by clicking on a house when...
Why Online Social Networks Reject Spam, Embrace Authenticity

Why Online Social Networks Reject Spam, Embrace Authenticity

Advertising
Unfortunately, spammers have been observed trying to invade social media, and while they have certainly succeeded in proliferating their messages, it is becoming quite clear that their actual end result – to complete a transaction – is failing horribly. Spam is visible almost everywhere in online social networking websites, from Facebook to Twitter, and other platforms, but it is being seen as significantly less effective than on other online marketing platforms. Why is this? Given that social media tends to follow the same interaction patterns as email – message and response, and simple interaction – it would be easy to think that spam would convert in the same fashion. While email marketing spam has a low conversion rate – well below 1% when mass-emailed – it still does convert. T...