Archive for the ‘social networks’ Category

Another day, another rumor. This time it’s about Zynga and Facebook. You may know Zynga, developers of the highly addictive and “social” games FarmVille and Mafia Wars. With an over 82.7 million active users cultivating their virtual farms, it’s no wonder Zynga may be pushing to test their player’s devotion meters. How hooked on FarmVille […]


[Note: This is a re-post from Ploked from 3/22/10] These days, everyone wants to be a photographer, because everyone CAN be a photographer. Digital cameras are insanely cheap and the optics that power them are getting better every year. Incredibly popular are digital single lense reflex cameras (DSLRs). Canon and Nikon, two well known camera […]


[Note: This is a re-post from Ploked from 3/15/10] Prior to 2006, video games were for the hardcore. Xboxes, PlayStations, and Gamecubes separated the boys from the men. If you didn’t invest in learning button control schemes and combos, you couldn’t rumble with the best players in Soul Calibur II, Halo, or even Mario. When […]


I don’t what’s more sad, the fact that the groom and then bride both updated their Facebook status’ to “Married” or that they did that AND Twittered about it. Twenty bucks says these two will be divorced in less than five years due to communication problems. People are losing their abilities to interact face to […]


There is an article in the latest issue of Forbes (Nov. 16) titled “Social Climber” written by Rebecca Buckman that has me thinking how far we’ve all come, from a social gaming perspective. The piece mostly focuses on Mark Pincus, the man behind Zynga, a web gaming company responsible for games such as FarmVille, Texas […]