I’ve fallen to the dark side: I’ve started playing Mafia Wars on FaceBook (friend me on FB to join my mob). It’s fun, it’s addictive, and the game engine is designed to send lots and lots of updates to your FB posse. It’s that second part that kind of sucks.
I’m all for people posting news on FB. I love hearing about triumphs, disasters, and stuff in between. I’m especially a fan if folks use some flavor of an “F” webalism (web-based initialism):STFU, RTFM, LMFAO, and good ol’ WTF are among my favorites. And even in game, I’m all for hearing about how you just used an armored truck full of C4 to bitch-slap that jerk who’s been putting you on the hit list every hour on the hour. What I’m not down with is game comments that overflow into the regular (read: mundane) FB world.
This is where I take a time out to apologize for my contributions to this river of spam. Yeah, so, uh, sorry.
For those of you looking for ways to control what your FB account posts from Mafia Wars and other Zynga games, check out this FB note by John Cole. Onward.