Many popular Facebook games are like fireworks: They rise and explode, then disappear. SongPop, recently named Facebook’s top game of 2012, relies on more than pyrotechnics to please users. Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of SongPop developer FreshPlanet, told AllFacebook that the game has stayed popular simply because people have always and will always love music.
When FreshPlanet Co-Founder and CEO Mathieu Nouzareth and the rest of the development team started working on SongPop, they just wanted to create a game that would tap into the potential of mobile and social media. The game — which quizzes users on their ability to recognize a song as quickly as possible — has earned praise from Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and was recently featured on the Facebook developer blog.
Musical artists tied in with Spotify are seeing some new features on their Facebook pages, including the ability by Facebook users to search for and share Spotify links to their songs, as well as statistics for total plays via the application.
Summertime’s in everyone’s status updates on Facebook.
While people have been wondering whether or not users would stop using the site after their mom’s have joined, one group of users decided to make a video about the topic. The result is the “My Mom’s On Facebook” song which has generated close to 200,000 views since Tuesday. The song is pretty clever but it also appears to conclude that despite having a parent on Facebook, most users will continue using the site.