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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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Did FarmVille Kill Your Mom's Favorite Soap Opera?

New research suggests that Facebook games may be to blame for the flagging soap opera. Are moms turning from the TV to the computer?

For decades one of the go-to sources of entertainment for bored housewives was the soap opera, those saccharine, melodramatic TV shows your grandmother may very well call "her stories." Recently, however, the soap opera has taken a nosedive, with three of the longest running of the sappy programs—As the World Turns, All My Children, and One Life to Live—getting canceled within months of each other, leaving just four soap operas left on the air.

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Cityville Trumps Farmville

Zynga's Cityville app has now surpassed Farmville as the most popular application on Facebook.


Guess all that virtual dirt was getting hard to wash off: Mashable reports that the Cityville app has now surpassed Farmville as the most popular application on Facebook.

It's a stunning upset really as Farmville, which launched in 2009 has 56.8 million users. Cityville, which has only been around for a month, has already surpassed its online agricultural cousin, surging ahead with 61.7 million users. To give some perspective, 126 million people voted in the last presidential election.

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