Michael Arrington takes social game companies behind the woodshed.
UPDATE: 11/11/09 Interesting proposed solution to scams by As Risky As It Gets
November 3rd Techcrunch article about a “Blueprint for Change” in the industry.
Arrington’s original “Scamville” article and lively discussion on TechCrunch
Follow up article about 2 companies that don’t scam…TechCrunch
Zynga provides general revenue breakdown numbers here
Dennis Yu of BlitzLocal reveals tricks of the trade here
Offerpal provides direct responses to Arrington’s accusations on the Offerpal Media Blog
South Carolina News article about Facebook, Zynga, Offerpal from October
CNET analysis (including the now infamous video)
TechCrunch breakdown of how Zynga, Playfish and Playdom generate revenue
Summary of blog posts provided by “IT Blogwatch” on Computerworld
Amusing “scamville” game proposal by InventorSpot