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New content sites like Buzzfeed, Upworthy, ViralNova and PolicyMic*are growing fast through social sharing. Yesterday Facebook made some changes to their newsfeed algorithm that will deprecate low quality memes and highlight high quality stories that get clicked and read a …

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Both virality and direct response advertising are areas where getting the details right are critical. One element in both chains is the page on your website that a new user lands on (either from a friend invite, or from an …

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Worlds in Motion has coverage of comments from senior figures from Zynga, Playdom and Gameforege speaking at GDC Europe about the free to play game market:

Gameforge co founder Kerstig noted:

Gameforge was formed in 2003 by Kersting and

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Fascinating study in the Harvard Business Review about twitter. It looks at 300,000 users and covers differences in behavior between men and women, # of followers and # following. But most interestingly, it looks at usage:

Twitter’s usage patterns

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I’ve been blogging a lot about social games over the past couple of years and have been a big proponent of the space. However, over the last few months I’ve started to question whether social gaming is a separate category …

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Last week Andrew Chen wrote an excellent post about the growth and potential decay of viral apps. Rather than just focusing on the elements of viral growth, Andrew also took into account the declining likelihood of an accepted invitation …

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I am not a hard core gamer by background; more of a casual gamer. But casual gaming is now widespread; we’re all gamers now. My interest in the area has grown out of my interest in social networks and …

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The last couple of years have seen an explosion of innovation on the web that has broadly been labeled Web 2.0. There has been a lot of debate about what exactly constitutes web 2.0 but what hasn’t received as …

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Bokardo notes a set of social design best practices as recommended by the Google OpenSocial team:

1. Engage Quickly – (my interpretation: provide value within 30 seconds)
2. Mimic Look and Feel – (make your widget look like the page

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I recently met the CEO of a company who claim to be one of the most popular social networks in Turkey with several million monthly visitors from Turkey. This happened by accident – the founders are Americans who have no …

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