Interesting snippets in this infographic including 64% of employees use their mobile device to access Social Networks and 62% access Social Networks 1-2 times a day.
With the huge amounts of money behind Groupon’s biggest rival LivingSocial I saw their advert on TV earlier this week
I guess if you have the spending power TV still is a powerful channel backed by web and social media et al.
I think the tie-up between FourSquare and LivingSocial is actually more beneficial for FourSquare as people question the value of “checking in” and getting badges. FourSquare need to make money and LivingSocial with their deep pockets and daily deals can make that happen. What LivingSocial do get is access to the FourSquare mobile user base.
Our goal is to bring the core Civilization experience to Facebook, so that Civ fans will feel right at home with the game. We feel that the Civilization experience can be delivered in fun and meaningful ways on many different platforms. Civilization on the PC and consoles is different than the one we’re bringing to social networking, but players will recognize many of the elements that have been in Civilization games before. We want to deliver the same addictive gameplay that Civ players love, in a way that will engage folks who enjoy playing games on the social network platform, and we look forward to adding to the experience as the game continues to evolve on Facebook.
Civilization is one of my all time favourite games and it has landed on Facebook.
It is free to play but you can buy “Civ Bucks” to get gems to enhance your throne room and city etc.
I need to avoid this game like the plague as I remember days disappearing once you get hooked on the Civilization franchise. I am sure I can have a little play 😛
The thing that worries me about Facebook games / apps is the privacy angle. The game wants access to email etc.
I am sure that with the power of Facebook, the game’s legendary status and appeal coupled with the rise of social gaming this is going to be a big success.
This really reminds me of the old board game RISK, with Facebook clearly winning although some places holding out namely Russia and China.
A BinCam takes a photograph of any rubbish deposited into the bin and uploads this to Facebook where people are named and Psychology researchers can see how this may affect their behaviour.
Facebook’s global domination is now helping academic departments.