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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


@kpcb Can’t wait to hear @mabb0tt talk #startup success and #VC at @AWSReInvent on 10/8 in Las Vegas. #ReInvent

@johnmaeda Having Dan Shiffman on your desktop is an advanced feature of the new Processing 3:

@kpcb Customer Service, Then vs. Now cc: @directly #InternetTrends

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Santiago joined us this past summer as a @KPCB Fellow at @Airware. Here's his story

@kpcb .@ReedHasting’s best advice for CEO’s: Be authentic when leading your company - people are inspired by authenticity.

@johnmaeda Great design needs great technology -- the two are intertwined. (2014)

@mabb0tt RT @pawelkadysz: I love what @gumroad does. It's like an online seller's dream comes true every time they release a new feature.

@johnmaeda “Seemingly contrasting fields inform each other when brought together.” —Prof Hiroshi Ishii

@johnmaeda Dictionary-guru Erin McKean seeks to champion the “madeupical” words of our times:

@kpcb Customer Success, Then vs. Now cc: @GainsightHQ #InternetTrends

@kpcb Is company culture a strong reflection of the founder and CEO? @ReedHastings shares his thoughts w/ @JohnDoerr

@johnmaeda New discussion with McKinsey & Co’s Hugo Sarrazin on *when* good design is good business:

@johnmaeda “Foster a good code review culture in which finding defects is viewed positively.”

@johnmaeda RT @MengTo: Finally, a way to work with adaptive layouts in Sketch!

@kpcb RT @KPCBFellows: Spend next summer working with the brightest minds and companies in Silicon Valley

@mabb0tt RT @jbdowney83: .@thehill just posted my op-ed "The War on Drones" - a case for prosecution over prohibition. Read it here:

@johnmaeda “The rules of proportion apply equally well to the Parthenon or to a can of Campbells soup.” —Paul Rand (1996)

@AnjneyMidha 4 great options for xmas VR presents this year: GearVR ($99), Zeiss VR One ($99), Viewmaster VR ($30), Gmyle VR ($15)

@johnmaeda Understanding the relationships is more important than knowing the parts. Context > Content.

@kpcb Customer Communication, Then vs. Now cc: @Intercom #InternetTrends

@kpcb “Social mission translates to financial opportunity.” @iTunespodcasts #Ventured

@johnmaeda Making art always begins from the compromised position of not being fully ready -- improvisation readily closes the gap.

@johnmaeda A = Worrying, B = Thinking, C = Doing. Recommend A < B << C. (2010)

@johnmaeda Curiosity runs counter to established processes, unless the norm is to re-invent and grow.

@AnjneyMidha RT @neiltyson: The @MartianMovie — where you learn all the ways that being Scientifically Literate can save your life.

@johnmaeda The WSJ graphics team delivers a fine map of regional music tastes:

@algore I'm excited to be here at @Stanford today as students #ActOnClimate so that we can #KnowTomorrow. Join us:

@johnmaeda RT @McKinsey: From drafting table to boardroom: Kleiner Perkins Caufield + Byers' John Maeda on good business from good design:

@johnmaeda If superheroes were visually analyzed like employees now in the talent-verse:

@dinobecirovic RT @ThingsWork: This is how selfies are taken in space

@aileenlee Right back at ya team @textio - building magical tech. We <3 you too @Noah_L @CowboyVC

@kpcb The first 4 yrs of @Netflix’s existence was about survival. Here’s the backstory: #Ventured @iTunesPodcasts

@algore RT @ClimateReality: You don’t want to miss this. @AlGore is visiting @Stanford on October 2: #KnowTomorrow http://t

@kpcb Document Signing, Then vs. Now cc: @DocuSign #InternetTrends

@mabb0tt RT @gumroad: With Consumption Analytics, you can see where your readers are dropping off. So... now what? http://t.c

@kpcb RT @andychen: How much do you need to save for retirement, buying a house, having children...

@kpcb .@Netflix is known for company culture - their CEO discusses how he thinks about setting the culture & scaling it.

@MaxMotsch Bleed baby bleed @tjnahigian

@MaxMotsch RT @tjnahigian: @MaxMotsch

@johnmaeda Enterprise CSS challenges are deftly illustrated by Stephanie Rewis (@stefsull): via @heyimsantiago