Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Blurtt is Worth a Thousand Words

21. March 2012

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Blurtt is Worth a Thousand Words

Tweet Let’s assume a picture is worth a thousand words — and that the average word is 6 characters long. Blurtt, a TriplePoint client which allows you to easily add images to your messages — and captions to those images — has essentially given you the power to compose a 6,000 character tweet. Not too [...]

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Social Media Yearbook, 2011 Infographic Edition

8. February 2011

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Tweet Infographics: the web’s unique way of defining  our tech-heavy times, destroying our productivity levels, and giving us the giggles. Flowtown has a fun new highschool-themed shakedown of today’s social media giants. Where do you fit into the 2011 yearbook? Do note the omission of any gaming networks (i.e. Apple’s Game Center, OpenFeint or Xbox [...]

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Twitter’s New Coat of Paint & New Features Rolling Out Now

15. September 2010

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Twitter’s New Coat of Paint & New Features Rolling Out Now

Tweet Twitter hasn’t changed much since it launched in 2006, despite a few changes on the way. From the beginning for instance, the focus wasn’t on searching Twitter or its trending topics, but rather on simply just getting you to sign up. This look and feel has changed since then, with more focus on search [...]

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Thursday Throwdown: TweetDeck or HootSuite? You Decide!

2. September 2010

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Thursday Throwdown: TweetDeck or HootSuite? You Decide!

Tweet Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Throwdown here on Frisky Mongoose! This week, we take a break from the world of Facebook games to pit two of the largest Twitter clients against one another. Before we get to that, however, let’s take a look at the results of our last Throwdown, which saw [...]

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Twitter Fast Follow & Droid 2 Releasing Tomorrow: Wireless Wednesday

11. August 2010

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Twitter Fast Follow & Droid 2 Releasing Tomorrow: Wireless Wednesday

Tweet In the mobile news world, we have some very interesting stories leaking down the pipes like clockwork. Today, we have the new feature announced by Twitter called Fast Follow for SMS and the release of the Motorola Droid 2 on Verizon tomorrow. Twitter Fast Follow Twitter has just announced a brand new feature for [...]

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Social Media Monopoly & Promoted Tweets: Social Tuesday

10. August 2010

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Social Media Monopoly & Promoted Tweets: Social Tuesday

Tweet Social media these days appears to have almost taken over the news world, with news about new revenue streams and creative uses of the companies that make-up the social world. Today, Mashable’s Social Monopoly has us passing Go and buying Digg along with Twitter announcing their support for third party app advertising solutions. Social [...]

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Social Tuesday: New Twitter Media Feature & CardStar Adds Foursquare Support

27. July 2010

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Social Tuesday: New Twitter Media Feature & CardStar Adds Foursquare Support

Tweet In the social world today there are always plenty of news stories about the services people use to connect with each other, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Flickr or any other platform of limitless possibilities. Today, we have Twitter testing a new functionality of the timeline including in-line pictures and videos and CardStar adding [...]

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Twitter Publishing Shopping Deals Through Advertising Account?

4. July 2010

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Twitter Publishing Shopping Deals Through Advertising Account?

Tweet There have been a number of questions as to how Twitter might be able to monetize the monstrous user base it has. It has looked at a number of solutions, but this might be the best one yet: Setting up what are essentially advertising accounts that broadcast various shopping deals. It current has an [...]

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New Futurama Takes Aim at iPhone, Twitter

4. July 2010

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New Futurama Takes Aim at iPhone, Twitter

Tweet Futurama is a former FOX animation comedy that has been resurrected on Comedy Central, and it hasn’t wasted anytime to offer up some topical jokes in its new season. In particular, the show takes aim at the iPhone and Twitter: Futurama Thursdays 10pm / 9c The Twit Worm www.comedycentral.com Futurama New Episodes Futurama New [...]

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How Twitter Responded to the iPhone 4 Launch

30. June 2010

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How Twitter Responded to the iPhone 4 Launch

Tweet Yes, we know sales of the iPhone 4 are spectacular with the 1.7 Million sold figure being tossed around for just the first 3 days since launch and that lines just to get one in your hands extended for up to 14 hours. How did Twitter respond, however? Mashable gathered a ton of data [...]

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New York Times Editor Rages Against “Tweets”

12. June 2010

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New York Times Editor Rages Against “Tweets”

Tweet According to a MediaBistro report, one New York Times editor isn’t pleased with his staffers using the word “tweet”. Phil Corbett, the paper’s standards editor released the following memo to staffers: Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English [...]

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Grab a Hello Kitty Skin For iPhone Twitter App

5. June 2010

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Grab a Hello Kitty Skin For iPhone Twitter App

Tweet If you’re a big fan of the cartoonish and cute Hello Kitty and also a big fan of sending out tweets, you’re going to have to sit down and take a breath. There is a Hello Kitty Twitter client available for download in the App Store right now–all for the low price of $3.99. [...]

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