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Poke My Face

...book. I never knew the reason for myspace. I mean, other than collecting a bunch of friends, I never really visited the site. I didn't really get it. The information that I really wanted was already being sent via email or through livejournal. I only checked that thing maybe once a week, and that's only if I got notifications that I got a new friends' request or mail.
When Facebook who came around, I pretty much figured the same thing. And for a while, it was true. Then there were these little plugins that people started writing and I discovered Scrabulous, which Steph and Lisa D have been feeling the brunt of my need to play.

The only problem with Scrabulous is that it's buggy. Sometimes I click a game and it doesn't quite come up. It hiccuped so much that I am now currently playing 3 simultaneous games with Joanne. She's been humoring me by playing all three all at once. The Scrabulous peeps are going to fix it on September 20.

In the meantime, I've discovered Zwinky, a plugin for your web browser. I've used it on Firefox, but it's a bit buggy. It's a beta, so I expect that they're all a bit buggy. But it's an online realm in which you make yourself an avatar and wander around the beach, the university, the park, etc. At each area, there are games that you can play. One is a variation of Bejeweled, and another is a variation on Bubble Pop. You play the games and earn achievements and money. And you can unlock more clothes or buy them as you go along. This avatar is the one that I'm currently using. It's all the free stuff.

The only problem is that there isn't enough games as of yet. Each area that you can go to only has one game and you can pretty much step into the arcade and play them all. I think I'd prefer that the arcade had different games or not an arcade at all. There's no reason to go to the other areas if you can play them all in one area. If you install it. as usual, my name is lingtm.

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