“Discover New Games” feature on Facebook

Facebook is beta testing new sidebar module/widget called “Discover New Games” that shows users what social games their friends are playing. Will this new feature recapture some of the viral magic that spawned the massive growth of Zynga and Playdom? Articles and analysis from:

ZDNet Facebook used to publish game activity directly to the user’s News Feed so that all friends could see them. In September 2010, however, the site changed this functionality so that game updates were only shown to people who already play a given game. This significantly reduced the number of new users trying the game. “

Gamasutra ” The “Discover New Games” sidebar is currently being beta tested and hasn’t been rolled out to all users on Facebook yet.”

The Business Insider ”  Discover New Games could very well help to bring back the viral potential that games had on the network early on. “


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