TIME Mag names Farmville ‘Worst Invention’!

Foursquare and Farmville are among the world’s worst inventions, at least according to TIME.com’s list of “The 50 Worst Inventions.”

The list of “the world’s bright ideas that just didn’t work out” included both the location-based social game Foursquare (Foursquare) and Zynga’s Farmville, among other items that ranged from tanning beds to spam e-mail. Foursquare, which Mashable’s Jennifer Van Grove just reported is nearing 1 million checkins per day, made the list for promoting narcissism. Time.com’s Kristi Oloffson acknowledges its potential for being useful with coupons, such as Starbucks’s recent promotion for its mayors, but dismisses it as “another layer onto a generation living virtually.”

Farmville made the list for being a time-suck and an addicting game that Dan Fletcher says is “hardly even a game,” but instead a “series of mindless chores.” He’s quick to point out that the game has captivated the interest of millions. Farmville has 30 million farms created with 2 million in the U.S., according to Zynga. – MASHABLE.COM



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2 responses to “TIME Mag names Farmville ‘Worst Invention’!

  1. bench_12

    I always knew that Farmville sucks

  2. marjorie cruz

    Excuse me, Farmville is the best. You obviously do not play it

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