Shannon Johnson received a ten year prison sentence for negligence in her son’s drowning over a year ago. The 34-year-old Denver mom was playing Cafe World on Facebook and hadn’t checked on the 13-month old for ten minutes.
Shannon Johnson faces an arraignment tomorrow for her son’s death last September. He drowned while she was playing Cafe World on the social network.
As soon as a game like Cafe World gains a certain amount of popularity, Youtube comedian Tobuscus never fails to put together a hilarious parody commercial about the game. The latest video highlights the fact that mothers are choosing Cafe World over making real dinners, which is worthwhile for those looking to mimic starving models. It’s at 200,000 views and quickly growing. Check it out below!
It’s a good month for Zynga. The company has one game which continues to thrive as the largest Facebook application ever and has a second application, Café World, which has raced up the charts in just a couple weeks. Playfish, now the second largest developer, also has had a great month with close to 20 percent growth, however it hasn’t been able to match Zynga who is simply dominating the Facebook platform.
Zynga doesn’t stop growing. The company, which now owns 6 of the top 10 Facebook applications, has watched it’s latest application, Café World, leap up the charts in just over a week. It’s now the second largest game on Facebook in terms of daily active users and the tenth largest game in terms of monthly active users. With such a large number of daily users, it appears that Zynga has another hit on their hands.