Facebook FarmVille Game ‘Bigger Than Twitter’

Emma Rowley, Sky News Online

Facebook’s virtual farmers application has more users than the whole of Twitter, the social networking website said.

FarmVille, which was not developed by Facebook, lists almost 70 million monthly active users.

The game, from developers Zynga, allows users to plough, plant and harvest crops to earn money to expand their farms.

Micro-blogging site Twitter does not give directly comparable figures, but data from research firm Nielsen said traffic fell 27.8% between September and October to 18.9 million unique visitors.

Facebook’s strategy head Trevor Johnson told TechRadar: “Applications make up a huge part of Facebook. There are over 90,000 applications on Facebook.

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