FarmVille on Facebook

Posted: October 25, 2009 in social issues
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I see almost every one playing FarmVille on Facebook at my office. I have seen them rejoicing over sowing, ploughing, buying seeds, buying cows, horses, constructing a house, what not, almost everything. People who do not even know anything about agriculture and farming also indulge in this game, a game which is addictive in the non-existent world in which all these players live in happily. They talk and discuss about the progress of farming with friends.farmFarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, available as an application on the social networking website Facebook. The game allows members of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, trees, and livestock. Since its launch in June 2009, FarmVille has become the most popular game application on Facebook. And why not, when everybody is hooked to their computers even in offices to play the game?! They stay back till late night only because they are playing it.

These are the same people who look down upon agriculture and farmers in the real world, but cultivate a filed in the non-existent world. Neither do they understand the risk or pain undergone by farmers. These are the same people who do not even have respect for the labour of farmers or for the food grains they produce. I have seen many of these people wasting food in functions and showing disrespect to farmers. They don’t understand  how many sleepless night a farmer spends to give them that food. His sweat of 8-10 months goes down the drain in few minutes. They don’t even see people who starve without food when they waste food on their plates.

Sometimes I wonder why don’t these people go and do some farming in real life? Why do they waste their time like this? Why do they fake things like this and forget reality?

  1. krishnamohan says:

    Even I find so many of my friends and colleagues playing this funny game 🙂

  2. kalpana says:

    ya, i totally agree with you. i know people who do not mind sitting in front of their computers all day long, just to sow a few seeds and to receive a few gifts (read potential assets)!! my! you should the way they pounce on those gifts; as if their entire life depends on it. i think there is more to life than just “farming”, many better, constructive, productive and fruitful ways of spending or rather utilizing one’s valuable time than just being ‘pseudo farmers”!!!

  3. BLueJoKE says:

    It’s great to see people travelling in a MERC and simultaneously ploughing on the NET…. Cool respite for the suicidal farmers !!!!!

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