Social games aren’t new–they’re just games you play with other people. Social games began about 5000 years ago. With some help from the team at Disruptor Beam, we’ve put together a little chart that traces the history of social games from its origins in Ancient Egypt all the way to the present. I’m using the term social network gamesto distinguish the type of social games (Farmtown, etc.) that are primarily played and distributed via social networks.
While keeping the kids busy in the car with hand held video game consoles is easy enough; what are you supposed to do when you need to keep them busy at home? Reading a book and going outside to play sound like the ideal solutions, but let’s be realistic. It’s nearly impossible to keep them away from video games or the tv. Here’s a nifty little infographic about the rebirth of the home video game console.
YouTube is the largest online video community in the world, and one of the Internet’s most visited sites. Created in 2005, this behemoth site continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Recently we have compiled the stats on some of the most interesting aspects of the site: it’s traffic, it’s demographics breakdown, as well as it’s most popular channels/videos — among other things.
The S&P 500 is widely regarded as the best single gauge of the large cap U.S. equities market. Below we take a look at how the leading 500 companies in top industries are doing and the big changes that have impacted the U.S. economy in recent years