Shaker transforms Facebook into a virtual bar with real music

Shaker avatarAdam Rakib has a funny little story to share. It's about three minutes long and available in a high definition video on YouTube. Meant to introduce people to Rakib's new Facebook app, Shaker, the video also works as a decent primer on the social capabilities and limitations of Facebook interaction.

In case you can't view the video, here's a quick rundown of Shaker: It's a Facebook social game that takes all of your friends, and more importantly, friends of friends, and sticks them all into a virtual bar for a meet-and-greet.

It was also the grand prize winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2011 start-up contest, beating out thirty other contestants for a Disrupt Cup and $50,000. For those of you who sport some social app savvy, another way to describe Shaker is that it's a mix of "Second Life, The Sims, and" in one package, according to TechCrunch. If you love Playfish and EA's The Sims Social, Shaker promises to be The Sims Social for real.
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Unfortunately, if you want in, then you're going to have to get in line for it. Since reaching 80,000 monthly active users, Shaker is now only available in "exclusive private beta." Right now, the number of monthly players is over 100,000. To register for the chance to try out Shaker, visit their website at

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