Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A while back I played farmville on facebook, stopped because it took me over an hour per session, just clicking, and now I'm being spammed by requests. It seems like everyone is playing this time consuming game. Apparently this is not so far from the truth.
As you can see from the Facebook statistics below FarmVille is the number 1 application of the number 1 developer within Facebook with a enormous 81,125,786 daily users. Currently facebook has more than 400 million active users as can be seen on Facebook's statistics page. According to my calculations that means a fifth of facebook users are playing Farmville!!
Below is a display of Farmville's user statistics for the last month. When comparing these stats with mmorp's World of Warcraft one of the biggest online games, FarmVille not only beats it but the user community is at least 7 times as big!!
As if this isn't enough, you now have websites dedicated to this app popping up all over the place, giving you all of the tips and trick on how to have the best farm EVER. Totally... Like.... Yay... :-|
They are even selling t-shirts, greeting cards, mugs, deck's of cards and what ever useless souvenir you can think of.
I know I'm guilty for playing it, but I have come to see the light. I just don't understand why so many people would be so dedicated to clicking on more than a 1000 items daily if not more, to maintain a farm that would never benefit you. This is like having another job, except you don't get payed. Hell yeah!
Would like to hear your opinion.