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Zynga Takes on Social Gaming
Zynga's Farmville lets you plant and harvest crops, or buy zebra unicorns and play match maker to polka dot livestock. Your farm, your way.
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Zynga Takes on Social Gaming


@johnmaeda To dwell in the past is to drive a car using only the rear view mirror.

@algore Mexico makes history; first developing nation to pledge significant cuts to their global warming pollution:

@algore I'm going dark tonight with @World_Wildlife for #EarthHour! Join me in #ClimateAction w/ @LiveEarth #liveEARTHhour

@johnmaeda "Getting going takes a lot of leaving." —@jshefrin

@johnmaeda Wooden-dowel wireframes of popular objects, by Janusz Grünspek: via @terrinakamura

@johnmaeda A leader is someone who consistently gives, instead of just takes, from those around them. (what my dad showed me)

@johnmaeda "Working hard on a small dream matters much less than executing well on a big one." —Mrs. Lee

@johnmaeda "I was in Silicon Valley back when the 'Silicon' was still silicon." —@rochelleking, on wafers to #DesignInTech lead

@johnmaeda "For most multiple-race Americans, identity is a highly nuanced concept influenced by politics, history, geography …"

@aileenlee RT @FastCompany: Dollar Shave Club went viral with its razor delivery service. Now it wants to fix men's hair: http:…

@shabihr LIVE on #Periscope: Round 2

@shabihr LIVE on #Periscope: Pre wedding party

@aileenlee RT @KieranSnyder: I collected 1,100 resumes from men and women in tech to look for gender patterns. What I found was fascinating. http://t.…

@andychen RT @forrester: VIDEO: Design-thinking is more than whiteboards and post-it notes - @johnmaeda @KPCB. #measureCX

@msquinn Today is my five year anniversary on @foursquare! I've added over 270 tips and benefited from many more. Thx @dens!

@algore #EarthHour is Sat 3/28! Take #ClimateAction by going dark for 1 hr with @WorldWildlife + @LiveEarth! #liveEARTHhour

@mabb0tt RT @rklau: One point by @eladgil that can't be repeated enough to people early in their career: Optimize for learning & network, *not* comp…

@moodrowghani RT @caltchek: Come join a chat at @micnews offices on March 31 –

@andychen RT @kpcb: "I don’t have a car or a house. I’m trying to live in what I call a “post-possessionista” state of mind." @johnmaeda

@kpcb Every day, we create 2.5 billion gigabytes of data. So much is untouched, awaiting new analytic methods. #BigData

@kpcb "I don’t have a car or a house. I’m trying to live in what I call a “post-possessionista” state of mind." @johnmaeda

@andychen RT @kpcb: Did you miss @johnmaeda's #DesignInTech report @SXSW? Not to worry - you can watch the entire keynote here:

@algore Congratulations to my friend @SenatorReid. The Senate, people of Nevada & citizens of our nation will miss his tremendous leadership in 2017

@mabb0tt RT @sacca: I always assumed I'd make the cover of @muscle_fitness or @CountryLiving first, but @Forbes beat them to the punch.

@johnmaeda "There's the general desire of people to be change adverse – people love change except for the change part."—Alan Kay

@JShoee "With @SlackHQ, the world of business software is edging into consumer tech. And it's surprisingly good fun." via @FT

@johnmaeda "Expect *it* can change. Expect *you* can change. But don't expect you can change *it*." —@jshefrin

@JShoee "The two-earner couple [with no children] is the least-favored category of taxpayer in the U.S." Via @Forbes

@JShoee @johnmaeda just came across it while browsing @audible_com. Love my physical copy but glad to see audio as an option.

@johnmaeda "The 'victim' places blame on what they can't control. The 'player' focuses on what they *can* control." —Fred Kofman

@JShoee The future of news could be @periscopeco “@verge: There was an explosion in NYC & I'm watching it live on Periscope"

@johnmaeda "Your first ten hires must share the *fuego*, and should be magnets for talent ." —@JShoee

@johnmaeda "What makes a company isn't necessarily what the company makes." —@danroth

@aileenlee grt insights by @kieransnyder of @textio The resume gap: Gender differences contribute to tech's dismal diversity

@JShoee Instead of having to exercise options within the standard 90 days, Pinterest is giving x-employees 7 yrs to exercise.

@aileenlee RT @karaswisher: Read this superb @recode op-ed by @suedecker: A Fish Is the Last to Discover Water: Impressions From the Pao Trial http://

@johnmaeda "Antonelli's talent for bridging the esoteric with the universal shines throughout …"

@johnmaeda Felt a bit out of the shire in the land of Legolas-ness, but felt at home with this word: "prestigelös" #sthlmtech

@johnmaeda Glad to have seen that nerd humor is healthy and proud in frontend engineer/designers in Sweden. #DesignInTech

@johnmaeda At minute 25, Jackie Xu shares info on designer to engineer ratios in early stage startups.