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Facebook’s 10th Anniversary: Will the Next Decade Surpass the First?

Written on
February 4th 2014
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS — With Facebook turning 10 today, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered his reflections on The Social Network’s humble beginnings and somewhat surprising evolution in a post on the site today. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; ... more...

Media Mixers: Zynga Lights Up New York CityVille

Written on
March 23rd 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – The virtual city came to the real one last night — and it brought along the virtual farm, the virtual frontier and the virtual mafia. Social gaming kingpin Zynga held a colorful cocktail party in SoHo celebrating the success of its cadre of social games — including the ... more...

Bad Idea: Pay-Later Plan for Facebook Credits

Written on
November 19th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – A recording engineer I know is about to buy a house in Georgia and has advised me never to try and purchase property if I value my sanity. One thing that’s been holding up his mortgage approval is messed-up credit from buying a bass at Guitar Center years ... more...

McDonalds Goes Down to the FarmVille

Written on
October 7th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Last month McDonald’s raised quite a stir when it suggested a Foursquare campaign that had cost them $1,000 resulted in a 33% increase in foot traffic. Turned out that was a bit of an exaggeration — McDonald’s campaign drew a 33% boost in check-ins on Foursquare for a ... more...

Go Organic With Your Virtual Goods

Written on
July 14th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – For those that demand food free of synthetic material all the time, even for use in social gaming, like Zynga’s addictive crop-tendin’ simulation FarmVille, Cascadian Farms gets you. From July 19 to 26, the most profitable crop available to FarmVille players will be branded Cascadian Farms organic blueberries. Completely ... more...

Google & Zynga Hooking Up for Gaming Network

Written on
July 12th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Visions of “Google Me,” the much whispered- and tweeted-about answer to Facebook, got a bit more colorful over the weekend as anonymous sources spread the word that Google and Zynga were teaming up to launch “Google Games.” TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington did some old-fashioned muckracking and discovered that Google has ... more...

My Son Spent $1,400 on Farmville and All I Got Was… Nothing

Written on
April 9th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” The quintessential anti-drug ad of my childhood (though it did tend to make me hungry) should be updated after a 12-year-old British boy racked up $1,400 in debt playing Farmville, most of it on his mum’s ... more...

‘Farmville Got Me Fired!’ — Social Gaming’s Role in Digital Life

Written on
April 2nd 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – About 15 years ago (man, I’m getting old), my dad heard about the first-person shooter craze in computer games and asked me to show him Doom. Pimply, mop-haired geek I was at the time, I had the full version and knew all the cheat codes (incidentally, I was ... more...

At Crunchies, Facebook CEO Says Privacy Policy Reflects Social Norms

Written on
January 11th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Joan Rivers wasn’t working the red carpet, which was probably for the best as she wouldn’t have anything kind to say about the wrinkly, untucked shirts and jeans of most attendees. But last Friday’s Crunchies — hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOm and  Venture Beat and now in its third ... more...

Russian Investors Buy the FarmVille

Written on
December 16th 2009
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Perhaps Green Acres is the place to be, because farm livin’ is the pastime of millions of Facebook users. Only launched in June of this year, FarmVille — which, yes, simulates managing a farm — is the most popular game application on Facebook with more than 70 million ... more...