FarmVille makes TIME Magazine's Top 50 Worst Inventions List


TIME Magazine has released its list of "50 Worst Inventions" and somehow FarmVille has made the list of one of the fifty!

The list of fifty worst inventions is compiled of "the world's bright ideas that just didn't work out". I'm not sure how TIME is rating success, as over 80 million people from around the world are playing FarmVille and the game developer, Zynga, has made itself a billion dollar company largely with the help of their number one game, FarmVille. It seems a little ridiculous for FarmVille to be on the same "50 Worst Inventions" list along with Agent Orange and Asbestos. For the complete list of fifty inventions read here: TIME's Complete List of 50 Worst Inventions

According to TIME, FarmVille deserves a spot on their worst list because of its addictive nature and for it's attribute of triggering unproductivty as a time-waster encouraging players to do "mindless chores on a digital farm, requiring endless clicking of a mouse to plant and harvest crops". Even so, Zynga, referred to as "evil geniuses" by TIME must have gotten something right with their "worst invention" because over "ten percent of Americans (alone) have created their online homestead (farms)."

What do you think FarmVille Freaks, should FarmVille deserve a spot on this list?

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