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Want to Know What's Next for Social Internet Applications? Start Mudding!

John Pavley | Posted 08.23.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Almost all of what we do on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ was predicted, some might even say preordained, by an ancient race of wizards and warriors in the 1970s and 1980s. I'm talking about Multi User Dungeons (MUDs) and the activity of Mudding.

How Communications Technology Brings Generations Together Like Never Before

Andreas Bernström | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Andreas Bernström

With Father's Day coming up and generations around the world joining together in the exchange of sentiments and ideas, here are some ways in which innovations in communications have helped and deepen family relationships and closed the generational gap.

How To Beat Your Friends In Dots

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Now that I have achieved a score of 700+ on Dots, I feel compelled to share some pro tips so everyone can get better at Dots.

Getting to the Next Level: Social Gaming and Child Poverty

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Over the last five years, social gaming has exploded. VirtuallyGood4Kids encourages game companies to partner with youth-related causes to create virtual goods and or match donations for check-ins on social network platforms

10 Reasons You Should Marry Your Coworker

Jonathan Grant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weddings
Jonathan Grant

Dating someone you work with has its challenges, but -- assuming your workplace allows it -- we think it can be a great idea. Here's why.

Lean and Hungry -- Startup Community Talks Hollywood

Gina Hall | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

In an era when social gaming is a $6 billion dollar industry, celebrities are starting to take notice. The future of Hollywood is technology driven.

How Game Designers Strategically Keep Kids Addicted to Playing

Joel Bakan | Posted 10.06.2011 | Parents
Joel Bakan

Games tap kids' particular fascinations, and are structured in ways that elicit repeat and continued play. "Gaming addiction is a sign of total design success," according to one game designer.

Facebook Makes Its Own Digital Currency Mandatory

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Starting July 1, Facebook will require all social game developers to process real-world payments using Facebook Credits, the social network's propriet...

Making FarmVille Real

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Elizabeth McVay Greene

The way people have responded to the game suggests they want to be part of something bigger, an on-going process that yields something colorful, flavorful, valuable.

Can Publishers Use Social Games?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We stopped by Mediabistro's Social Gaming Summit yesterday, gathering some publishing intelligence from Manny Anekal, the director of brand advertisin...

Will Virtual Farming Surpass Actual Farming?

Shane Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shane Snow

60 million players of FarmVille have farmed 500 million acres of digital strawberries, corn, watermelons and more. Contrast that with the 930 million acres of actual farmland in America.

CashVille

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Rovello

Facebook games came on the scene approximately a year and half ago and have very quickly become the 800 pound gorilla of online gaming. Social games companies are the new darlings of the entertainment world.