Saturday, December 11, 2010

Zynga & Facebook Podcast Blog Followers

Well I was ready to get back to blogging about John's show but unfortunately I can't get the show to download to Itunes or to work on  Technical Issues.UGH hate them.  

If I can get the show to work I will blog about it, if not I will try for this coming Monday's show.

Hope many of you heard about the Charity Mock War going on this weekend. Its for two great causes please check on the Facebook and Zynga Podcast page for more information.

Take care.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mafia Wars Players For Charity Event

Mafia Wars Players For Charity Event

  • November 30th, 2010 1:54 pm ET
On Facebook, the social games are big business. And the players of one game are all pulling together for the holidays holding one of the biggest charity events ever seen on Facebook. The game is Mafia Wars, with over 20 million daily players worldwide.
The Pinnacle War PageThe Facebook & Zynga Podcast The Informant Podcast are the main sponsors of the event called " Mafia Wars Players For Charity".  They will be hold the largest mock war in the history of the game the weekend of Dec 10th - Dec 12th and 100% of the proceeds collected will be going directly to 2 charites, The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital &The Wounded Warrior Project. 
For those of you who never heard of Mafia Wars, it is a text based game by Zynga Game Network Inc., the largest social game maker in the world. The premise of the game is to do jobs, build properties, rob and ice other mafia members all while you try to build your Mafia Empire and become the best in the game. It is a fun and very addictive game for those who play and the players of these games are very passionate about it. It is also available on other sites like Yahoo, MySpace & coming soon to the new Google Games Network but Facebook is the biggest. The players of these games come from every walk of life, so it is not just kids. 
The game takes on a whole new direction on Facebookthat Zynga never antisipated due to the social networks ease of networking with people from all over the world. The players of the game on Facebook have added their own wrinkle to the game by forming their own Mafia family groups so they can all better communicate and are structured just like a real mafia family with Godfathers, Godmothers, Capo's, Soldier's, Hitmen and the list goes on. They are very organized and dedicated to the game and now they are pulling together to show everyone just how dedicated and together they really are by holding this event. 
The event is a Mock War, where as everyone just goes in and kill other players, a so called free for all battle. Only this time it is not to see who has the strongest family but to raise money for a great cause. They are all showing the world that mobsters do have a heart and are stepping up to prove it. This will deffinately be the biggest event ever for the game, Facebook and the charities who will benefit from the event. 
The event is open to every player of the game and the minimun donation to play is just $2.00 but you are free to donate more and they hope you will for the charities sake. There are over 20,000 prizes that will be given away including Mafia Wars gift cards, High End Loot Items, Mafia Wars Hats & T- Shirts and much much more. Every person that makes a donation to the event will be guarantteed to win a prize, so everyone wins here. 
If you are interested in joining this event they have a form that you can fill out with all the donation instructions just click here. Even if you dont want to play but you want to donate to this great cause you can by just filling out the form as well. 
Hat off to all the organizers of the event for doing this and if you can, drop by and show your support for this great cause. It is going to be fun and the place to be Dec 10th at 6PM EST til Dec 12th 10 PM EST 
Click here to find out more!

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    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Zynga & Facebook Podcast Blog Followers

    For those of you who follow my blog on John Sweeney's you know I have not blogged in 3 weeks.  I have not been able to due to personal issues and now my daughter having medical issues.  I totally lost my will to do anything.   I do hope to resume blogging about show very soon.   My guess is there won't be to many shows between now and the new year.  I will do my best to get a few in but if not once the new year is here i will start doing it again.  I know many use this to get information instead of listening to the show.  You should listen in for you can call in and ask questions etc.  

    Wishing you and your families Happy Holidays.  

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Thoughts 11/1/10

    I have come to realize over this past weekend that for me there will be no man or love again.  I will never fall in love, have butterflies in my stomach, daydreaming about a guy, waiting for him to call, text,etc.  

    I guess I had my two loves and lost them both. One God took to be with him and the other well I never had a chance from the start. I will always love both men and they always have a special place in my heart.  

    I guess now my life is just being mommy, don't get me wrong that is awesome but would of loved to have that special guy too.  My daughter always has been and always will be my life.  I just sit and think wow in a few more years she will be out dating etc and have no time for her mommy and than I truly will be all alone. I feel alone and lonely now even though she  does keep me on my toes and don't have to much time to think about it.

    I am not a terrible person, I am good, sweet, loving and caring person.  I try to be true to my religious values.  Sure I screw up now and again. I just wanted someone to enjoy life with as well have fun with me and my daughter.  A man who would be good to us and keep us safe.  

    My daughter is so sweet she tries to make me feel better. She should only know that love is not as easy as she thinks. :-)  Or that people don't just break up as easily as she thinks or would like.  I just hope that she doesn't look at love in a bad way.  I wanted to her see the good side not bad side.  I want her having a positive view.     

    Saturday, October 30, 2010

    The Facebook & Zynga Podcast 10/25/10

    I am back to blogging about John's show.  Took some time off for it was to boring...LOL just kidding.  Personal things got in the way and this weeks blog not as informative as others, just not myself.    I do encourage everyone to listen to this show as well as the prior one. Prior one had Nate from Zynga on.  Will put the link at bottom of blog.

    Well this week they discussed several things.  I must say this week John was off his game but in fairness he was under the weather. So before I go any further I know he reads my blogs..Mr. Sweeney you have to get your rest so you are better and can be a help to others.  Be sure to start doing this for don't make me come down there and get all up in your face Brooklyn style--for you know I will!!!!  LOL  Seriously you need to take care of yourself.

    Ok so back to things.... His co-host Joanne did eventually join the show.  John discussed the Wall St Journal article about Facebook privacy issues how the game applications are giving user information out to third parties.  Zynga has stated they don't do that at all.  Facebook is taking action now to stop this from happening but in the meantime when you start a new game and you hit allow they are getting your information.  You can try to call these people and have your information removed but in the end they still wind up with your information.  Its just a lose lose situation.  Let's hope FB keeps their word and fixes it.  Also Canada has it where they opt in to things and that is how it should be everywhere.  We have to opt out of things.  

    John then discussed that all MW members are now in Italy.  Its like Vegas but you can pick to do either energy or fight jobs you don't have to do both. If you want skill points do both but you must not click on boss job till your done with both energy and fight jobs.  Consumables there is a link for them.  Click on the link it takes you to the job that gives them to you.  You will need a lot of them for Italy.

    Then he talked about the missions or as i like to call them the dreaded missions. Me personally i love them and hate them.  You have family members hounding you to get others to finish or delete them. Or I start one run out of energy and get deleted for not finishing it the first time.  Anyway..John talked about how the loot stinks now.  He likes the changed they made on missions where you can click on the person to email them to remind them.  Adding more people to missions where you need 6 or 7 people.  New cross promotions coming out with Frontierville and Farmville you will get limited addition items etc.   They are great as long as you play those games.

    THOR Group developed a tool bare for mafia wars.  You can go there page or go to John's The Facebook and Zynga Podcast page for the link.

    Do listen in if you can to the show especially last week with Nate from Zynga. 

    For the shows I was going to post the link but forgot they now have a website you can go to
    Just in case here is the link to his shows

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Zynga & Facebook Podcast 10/4/10

    Before I start..keep an eye out for my story on John Sweeney, The Man behind Facebook Zynga Podcast.

    John started out this week's show sending out condolences to friends, clans who have lost a member or family members.  There were quite a few last week.

    I recommend you take time to listen to show.  My blog this week is a brief outline.  I am under the weather, as well taking care of a sick child with other personal things going on so my head just not into it this week.  Sorry John promise it will be better for next show.   
     Here is the link to the show:

    Next John and Joanne discussed a new group they started, A Safe Haven For Abused Women & Children. The site has discussion groups, resources as well John is working on getting counselors, and other help.  Also trying to get law enforcement aware of the group to have them let victims know about it.  The group is for everyone, women, children, men, elderly.  They are trying to contact centers around the country.   Joanne talked about how its a hard topic to look at. Some don't know they are in an abusive relationship till its to late.   There are all types of abuse, physical, emotional, verbal on not just women and children but men, the elderly etc. Not just mom and dad abusing their children could be a family member doing it.  John is trying to get news media involved, celebrities, he has a judge in the group.  He wants this group to be a place to go even if you don't talk and just look around get the information you need to help.  There is a skype room called A Safe Haven For Abused Women & Children. If you are interested you can drop John an email and give him your skype id.  John's skype id is JohnSweeney65.  The numbers are 1 out of 3 get abused, very scary numbers.  As many know, John is a Reverend so anything discussed with him is confidential.  He can't discuss it with Joanne or anyone else.  You are free to talk to any of the admin on the site.  They are either experiencing it, have experienced it or are other forms of help.  Reach out if you need it please.

    John then went on to Facebook news.  He talked how they made changes.  They changed the way your friends list is now.  They used to be in alphabetical order now its random based on activity.  John thinks it stinks.  Also they took away the ability to find your fan pages. You know have to go to a new link for them. Facebook/pages/browser.php.  They categorized everything but didn't break it down very well.  Nice idea but it really needs work as well put a link on our page to get access.  They are trying to hard, not in right direction and screwing up FB experience.  Also still trouble with adding friends saying you don't know them so you can't add them.   

    They took a call, the caller wanted to tell John or she said exactly this "You are one of God's Angels on Earth. The work you are doing with your group, I am giving you an A+"  She was putting the link to his group on her group site.  She told him it was truly amazing what he was doing and God Bless him and Joanne. He said how they are just trying to help people, that is all they want to do.  For they are fine in life and looking to give back.

    The next call was Ed from Evil Ed Podcast.  They talked about the Facebook fan pages and how they are set up now.   About how more ads are on the pages then before.  That is so much different then 6 months ago, never got pinked boxed.  Talked how bigger companies can buy names from Facebook so members are at 15,000 +. Were some a smaller page like Ed's only has 3,200 and thats after working hard for 3 months.  The little guy has to spend, can't afford to where the big guy if they do spend they can write it off, little guy can't. Ed mentioned Monster Mash 2010, sponsered by Evil Ed.

    John got back to Facebook, talked about how the stories are getting condense and less visible.  How they are not showing the comments, making you have to go click to see comments.  Its a social site and want people to socialize but making harder for us to do that.

    Then on to Zynga news, talked about the pigs  you got over the weekend.  One MW changed that John likes is the way we war.  No longer warring with friends, war with others who are not your friends.  John likes that you can either ice, war or do both on a person.  You can achieve Warlord Achievement, you can only help in 5 wars to receive the rewards.  John posts all news on the Facebook Zynga Podcast fan page. On that page he has the MW tool bar. Zynga is still running cross promotions.  Talk about the new reward program in MW. Looking to reward those who play a lot as well pay money into the game.  There is certain loot at certain levels.  Zlotto is still going on where you get pick up things for some Zynga games.  Now if you get the 3 keys you will get a sneak preview to a new game coming out this fall.   One new game is Warstorm, its a card game and could be geared for younger audience.  John says its good, has nice graphics, music.

    John and Joanne will have a website called and will be up and running within 2 weeks.  In the meantime he asks for everyone to watch their fan page for news coming out this week from Zynga.  Their next show is not till Oct. 18th they will be taking off for Columbus Day.  

    No jokes this week.  I couldn't due to the seriousness of the show.  Domestic Violence is a big problem.  Many are so afraid to get help or get out.  I hope many go to John's group and get help they need.  I hope some will reach out and talk or ask for help.  John like I said is a Reverend and hope many take advantage of that.  It is confidential.  
    the link to John's group: