Zynga’s FarmVille, the game millions love, and millions love to hate, celebrated its one year anniversary on Thursday. Known for its great time-wasting capabilities and tendency to tick off oneâ€™s Facebook friends with endless wall posts about needing another board for oneâ€™s barn or kibble for oneâ€™s puppy, Zyngaâ€™s FarmVille transcends comprehension. Why do people love to farm on a fake farm on the internet, even to the point of â€œaddiction.â€*
Regardless of the â€œwhy,â€ over 24 million people are â€œfansâ€ (or likers (?) with Facebookâ€™s change from â€œfanâ€ to â€œlikeâ€) of the farming game.
So how are FarmVillians celebrating the momentous occasion? According to the FarmVille blog, virtual farmers will celebrate with â€œLimited EditionJapanese and Island themed items, along with new flags and a very special Cupcake Crop!â€ Yay! A cupcake crop!!
Iâ€™ve never played FarmVille. Iâ€™ve been able to resist the temptation. I do have friends and family members who have succumbed to the craze; but I wonâ€™t out them here. (Even though theyâ€™re too busy farming a row of cupcakes to pay attention.)
* Appparently, Dr. Phil even had an episode about a woman who is â€œaddictedâ€ to FarmVille.