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Washington State Will Let Residents Register to Vote Via Facebook

This year, doing your civic duty in the Evergreen State could be as easy as wasting time with Farmville.

Washingtonians have one less reason not to register to vote in this year’s upcoming elections.

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Garden Sharing: Farming Meets Social Networks

What happens when 90 million users stop growing fake vegetables on Farmville-and started getting real food from social networks.

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What happens when 90 million users stop growing fake vegetables on Farmville—and started getting real food from social networks.

Two years ago, Peter Rothbart was riding through Seattle on his bike. He came to a traffic circle. In the center was a 15-by-20-foot patch of soil where the city allows residents to garden. A man was standing there, looking down at a sorry-looking bunch of plants that had been run over and obliterated by a late-night driver. Later that evening, Rothbart went to a barbecue and overheard a woman talking about how she had an expansive lawn that she didn’t have time to take care of. “What if that guy could garden her land?” he said. “It just seemed like a good idea.”

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What Does Farmville Mean for Farmers?

Stop caring about your virtual farm and start caring about real ones. The sun always shines. Pink cows produce strawberry...

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