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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

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@msquinn The guy who claims to have hacked a commercial flight is upset United is revoking his mileage status. https://t.co/b1Q1GfaWHU

@kpcb “The best education that I ever received was outside of the classroom” @mabb0tt http://t.co/fLCYflkEjj http://t.co/CloiMrMjyH

@johnmaeda Responsive framework that’s super tiny (thankfully) and love-worthy: https://t.co/OTr9SB7EZW via @takashio http://t.co/Sbffw00kfa

@johnmaeda “I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘I hope they like me.’ I had to think I was the answer to their problem.” http://t.co/miWLBoaASO

@msquinn Digital subs are still a pain, playing do-I-have-to-log-in-this-time roulette. Related there's allegedly a great Bob Iger post in FT today.

@johnmaeda “Face east and bow down to worship this crucial theorem of mathematics!” —Prof. Hartley Rogers http://t.co/WtSAPZPytF http://t.co/xsg63JEoM6

@msquinn RT @CassVinograd: Mathematician John Nash, Nobel winner + inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in crash http://t.co/QxzMCHAw4e http:/…

@johnmaeda “The truths of nature are subtle, and require deep and careful thought.” —@lmlodinow http://t.co/smrDExUmkm via @sarahmclean99

@andychen RT @arachleff: What, exactly, does the @wealthfront investment research team do all day? https://t.co/KPqTOf1ETR

@MaxMotsch RT @sotoventures: @Julia_Yrani #BugforPresident @MaxMotsch

@johnmaeda The privilege of giving advice to others is equal to the responsibility of using it yourself.

@msquinn (Hint: always looking for more Memorial Day weekend book recs)

@msquinn Finished Steve Martin's great autobio Born Standing Up (great study in perseverance). Next up: Those Guys Have All the Fun on start of ESPN.

@msquinn Two steps forward, one step back. https://t.co/xcBZJyT4XS

@johnmaeda “Interview processes that minimize interviewer subjectivity reduce bias in hiring.” —@joelle_emerson https://t.co/8N8A7ctxAy via @laura

@johnmaeda “The capital-T Truth is about life *before* death.” —David Foster Wallace http://t.co/Q9aPlpiECM

@johnmaeda “Just don’t pretend your insecurities don’t exist, because you’ll only be hurting yourself.” https://t.co/Z2v7OOTKrg http://t.co/mih3ic41Ld

@algore Read the latest research on sustainable capitalism from @GenerationFndt: http://t.co/tRuroBW3HX

@johnmaeda Thanks to @MaggieXiao and David Chao for the opportunity to talk #DesignInTech at http://t.co/ccBLh4Krfx http://t.co/4T7eYZV42u

@johnmaeda Add too many functions to an already great device and you might forget why you bought it in the first place. (2007) http://t.co/77tFReyOks

@johnmaeda “EMACS is a realtime display editor which can be extended by the user while running.” —RMS https://t.co/T5GUNMop2A http://t.co/HAbWvbt7PE

@johnmaeda “6. The success of a product can be highly dependent on its design at the first stages of a startup.”—@sromo16 https://t.co/yg2wDFNUK1

@johnmaeda Brad Feld’s book is a lot akin to Dick Chait's classic “Governance as Leadership” text. http://t.co/KpUPo8NA9A http://t.co/GnRpMeOT82

@johnmaeda “Not all data comes from spreadsheets -- some of it comes from people, and you need both to be an effective business leader.” —@doreenl

@JShoee Just learned you can toilet train a cat! I am definitely getting Digit on this! //@CitiKitty

@andychen RT @arachleff: Growth 101: @Wealthfront’s Andy Johns on How to Build (and Test) A Sustainable Growth Model http://t.co/0kyRlSVqsI via @Inde…

@kpcb Big data is enabling transparency in supply chain of the agriculture industry. Good for farmers & consumers. http://t.co/4hme7iNuLH #AgTech

@kpcb RT @johnmaeda: “Weekend Read: Why Design Matters than Moore” essay for @WSJ http://t.co/zCyn91OnIq http://t.co/ljaguOF8wq

@johnmaeda “Weekend Read: Why Design Matters than Moore” essay for @WSJ http://t.co/zCyn91OnIq http://t.co/ljaguOF8wq

@johnmaeda Still @dribbble-ing ... albeit rather slowy. https://t.co/Ml8xZWvXtA http://t.co/zorFJMNqyI

@kpcb “The notion that every strong individual performer should eventually get rewarded by becoming a manager is a mistake” http://t.co/C2vZpYmg20

@algore Our resource-constrained world requires a new form of capitalism. New research from @GenerationFndt: http://t.co/tRuroBW3HX

@kpcb There are 2 kinds of companies: Those who’ve been breached & know it, & those who’ve been breached & don’t. http://t.co/Vau4KAkT8u

@kpcb When pitching investors don’t waste a slide on a lame table of contents or agenda. Get to the point. #HowToPitch http://t.co/TMeUfBNJcD

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Meet our 2015 Product Fellows! They'll be joining us at @Square, @uber & other @kpcb companies http://t.co/OxgodYlD5w http…

@mabb0tt RT @shl: Faking it. https://t.co/bshqNLJA0l

@kpcb RT @StanfordMed: Next at #bigdatamed: A fireside chat w/ @GauravSingalMD, @kpcb partner Brook Byers & @zephyrhealth CEO William King modera…

@algore The business case for #SustainableCapitalism has never been stronger. New research from @GenerationFndt: http://t.co/tRuroBW3HX

@johnmaeda “User experience is an emergent property of an entire organization, not just one group.” http://t.co/Yw0Mczkn6o http://t.co/FIjmzSUkY7

@kpcb RT @mmurph: Cool new way to use #Shazam. Next step in quest to make world Shazamable (1 click to interact w/anything around you) https://t.…