p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- One of the reasons I quit Fa$ebook was because it was driving me crazy not only to see people actually signing up for Zynga’s cretinous Games for the Brain Dead (, eg, YoVille, Mafia Wars, FarmVille, Café World, and so on, ad nauseum), but getting emails from people I know [actually it was Fa$ebook purporting to be people I know] to get me to ‘play’ them too.
As I pointed out in my post on the fact Fa$ebook and Zynga have signed a five-year ‘partnership’, Zynga’s YoVille “is a world where you can buy new clothes for your player, purchase items for your apartment, go to work, and meet new friends,’ says Facebook.
“It’s also a place where kids can pretend to get drunk and where they can be picked up by sexual predators”, said my daughter, Emma, last year.
Now “Farmers and mobsters, get ready to jump into a covered wagon, head west and settle a homestead” because “Zynga, the social gaming powerhouse behind mega-hits like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, on Wednesday is rolling out its latest creation: FrontierVille, a western-themed Facebook game that the San Francisco-based start-up hopes will become its newest cash cow.”
This arrant promo fluff piece isn’t on Fa$ebook or Zynga.
It’s a New York Times story written up unashamedly like a PR hand out and published as though it’s genuine news.
No wonder the lamescream media are dying.
Jon Newton - p2pnet
quit Fa$ebook – Update on deleting Facebook account, June 8, 2010
five-year ‘partnership’ – Facebook, Zynga, 5-year partnership, May 19, 2010
pretend to get drunk – Is Zynga’s YoVille OK for kids?, March 17, 2009
New York Times – Zynga Goes West With Latest Social Game, June 9, 2010
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