Farmville Knocked Out of Most Popular Facebook App Slot, If Only For a Moment
Something called Phrases has knocked Farmville off the #1 slot on the list of Facebook apps with the most active users. We’d go investigate the app itself, but it appears to no longer be available to American users. So here’s what Worlds in Motion:
Phrases enables people to post sayings, images, and quizzes from a variety of pre-generated topics on their newsfeed. It’s managed to grow virally to 54.3 million monthly users by attaching links to itself on newsfeed posts, and by enabling users to create and share quizzes for others.
Farmville has been in something of a decline, ever since Facebook severely curtailed the amount of feed spamming apps can do, restricting a lot of Farmville’s more nefarious ways of sucking in users. Nevertheless, Phrases is unlikely to stay at the top very long, since it (for reasons unknown) is no longer available in America, cutting of the majority of Facebook users. Zynga still runs a good number of the most popular Facebook games, and aren’t going anywhere soon.