Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A study has been done that says 1 in EVERY 5 Americans has played at least one game (like Mafia Wars or Cafe World) online in a social network such as Facebook and Myspace.  Why do you think these games has become so popular in the last three years?  What factors determine whether you will play games on these sites EVEN if you’re not a gamer?(AND THIS HAS NOTHING to do with X-Box 360 or Playstation3 or Wii) Why or why not? (You must write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

 

 

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  1. Kaylinn Roby
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:18:39

    I think these games have been so popluar

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  2. jimmy mefford
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:20:07

    i think that the games has gotten really popular in he last 5 years that it aint funny. they got all these new games on myspace and facebook. and what makes me play the games is weather i like them or not. like on facebook ill play horse academy and farmville but they are fun to me.and that is what makes me play games and i don’t play that many anyway

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  3. -Yohana Elliott ;;*
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:20:21

    ui think the reason it has became so popular is because so many people over the past 3 years have got a computer. and with internet access they can play games online instead of haveing to go and buy a really exspensive playstation or x-box that you spend hundreds of dollars on games. well what will determine is if you really are interested in the internet. because im not and i dont really surfe the web so there would be no need for me to play any games on the internet !

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  4. Sean Roberts
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:21:18

    Because of how you can interact with other people just gets peoples attention. And also it could really get addicting. And or become challenging in the game. And because a lot of people could here about how fun it is then they would want to play it. And the main part is cause you could be making freinds on the network. Also because it has a sponsored add through out the social networks.

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  5. nautica
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:22:21

    i think it has become popular because its new and it’s the kind of games that some people like to play.and i wouldn’t play this game because i don’t know what it is but the name on the games seems like fighting games and criminal stuff and it sounds like it could be fun

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  6. kara durr, 1st period
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:22:34

    I think that people spend there spare time playing games because they dont have alot to do. I think those games are dumb because it is pointless to play games instead of going outside. I have never got into a game, they are nothing to me really ,people have showed me them and i dont like them or any kind of game really besides wii but thats not online. Dirferent people have dirfrent minds and thoughts. I hope people dont spend there whole life on games though because it wastes your life i try to live my life to the fullest and thats means not alot of computers and games i rather go explore or sumtin.

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  7. tre saurer
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:23:06

    There are so many people on facebook and myspace. These games catch peoples attintion and the play what ever game is there. I will admit i play some games on facebook. Once you play one of these games you start to like it. And when one person plays the game and they like it the will tell there friends about how the game was, which will then make them try it at least once. And most games on these websites(facebook/myspace) are pretty fun.

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  8. dylan hall
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:24:05

    they have become so popular because they are really fun games and very addicting. they are just really fun enjoyable. and wen you start playing them it is hard to stop. facebook has a lot of really fun games not just them two. facebook is just really fun.

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  9. Deion Sanders
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:24:17

    I think that these games became so populer because people stay on mayspace.And facebook so much that they get bored with writeing people and play those games. Most people play just to play or to see what it is about or something like that.

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  10. Devon fields
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:24:40

    Because people like to chat and hang out with each other like one website that i like is called gaia online and i like it for the violence and other stuff and maybe they got a popular web site like my space or they did something to get popular

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  11. David Romero
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:25:11

    I think this games have become more popular the last three years because more people are starting to go to Myspace and facebook . I think people like it because it might be about war or maybe a game that’s like monopoly. Mainly i think they can be playing with other people. I would not play the game because i am not the person who likes spending much time playing in the computers. Also i think that they became popular because the person who made those games probably made the video at the top and told the people about the games he made.

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  12. Kaylinn Roby
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:25:23

    I think these games have been so popular because like when your waiting for you friend to write back you need something to do. I know from personal experience that these games a popular because when I’m on Face-book i usually play Pet-ville. I’m really not a gamer so i think that even though i do play the games on social sites, because when i first made a face-book i didn’t play nothing so.

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  13. Kaylinn Roby
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:25:29

    I think these games been so popular because they like to do something when there on myspace. Some people just get on just to play the games and see if there food is messed or to see how long u got. On myspace page i used to do yoville i liked the game at some point until I stopped playing it. My mom place cafe world something like that she loves that game for some reason but ts fun to play. And just thinking about it I might just start playing again.

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  14. brittany morgan
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:26:26

    I think the reason why everybody like those kind of games because it different. Everybody likes playing different games. In a lot of people opinion they like to play those games, it fun i even like it also. there is 8.6 million people that plays more then a week. Another reason why a lot of people like it also because that they have fun on it. Example cafe world is fun because like your own restaurant in a way just on the computer and it a game. Know i heard of mafia wars but i never played. But i would weather play cafe world the mafia wars unless i played it and if i liked it also.

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    • brittany morgan
      Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:29:28

      one more other thing people loves those games but people mostly have face book and my space just to talk to people and put pictures on there well now they have made games because just talking to the same people everyday is kinda of boring and that why they made games so it will be more funner. in my opinion that what i think.

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  15. Kaylinn Roby
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:26:38

    I think that the games on facebook and myspace have become so popular because when people play it, they like it so much that they get addicted. After they play it, they go back and tell all of there friends about it and to try it out. So then there friends go and try it out and then they get addicted. The factors the determine whether i would play games like these on facebook or myspace, is just to try it out. I like trying new things and ill be on myspace and facebook and ill just be looking around, and ill see someone has just upgraded on a game or whatever and them im like, well maybe i should try that out. Then i start playing it and it becomes very interesting.

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  16. taya barber ☺☻♥
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:26:53

    i think they have been so popular because more people have made profiles to these. also, because people have started to like them more and become more interested in them. people who aren’t gamers would probably play these because its something other to do then just talk to people. it probably might take someone some time to send back a message so this is something to do while you what. plus they probably seem interesting.

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  17. Kayla Shelburne
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:27:14

    I think they have become popular because maybe how interesting the game looks. Also how they have put types of games on there to where kids will enjoy them . The factors that determine whether I will play the game is the game has to be enjoying to play . And it can keep me busy instead of sleeping . So farmville can show me how to run a farm .

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  18. makaila alexander
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:29:34

    I think the reason why these games are starting to become so popular is because of what websites they are on. Since the websites that people do put games on are so popular. The games will start to get bigger hits. When you get on websites like MySpace and Facebook you are looking for something to do then when you see like a little link saying games you click on it so you will be entertained, but it all starts by how really bored you are. That’s what I think gets people to play those games.

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  19. Ezait
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 08:39:12

    i think the games are populer cuz lots of people have computers or laptops and they get bored sometimes so they play online to have fun and talk with other people. plus xbox 360 and ps3 games are alot of money so people can just play online on the computer and save them more money. i like to play online games on the computer i think its really fun.

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  20. Jonathan Daivs
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:04:16

    The reason could be as it is that some people do it for fun and/or for chatting on games. There are some people doing it when their friends are not online and are bored so they do those apps. I am a gamer so I can basiclly say I’ve played them. I play for boredom and chatting. They became popular with their ads and such there graphics. Yet, some play to see what it is and get so much into it.

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  21. Juan Fuentes
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:04:38

    i think that it has made a difference to people because them games are fun. and it makes people to act different. does game are really famous. people get addicted to it. and they have made a lot of money.

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  22. kirsten shearer
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:04:40

    i think these games have been popular cause people have lap tops and other things….

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  23. Catherine Geary
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:05:25

    I think these have became so popular because lots of people spend half their lives on the computer. They don’t have to get up or get dressed to go outside. There are lots of things you can do on the computer, such as play games, listen to music, and chat. Well when you play on the computer it can be harder and for some kids more funner. That’s why.

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  24. alexis jarboe
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:05:54

    i think why its got popular in the last three years is because how everybody isn’t playing on wii or play station 3 or x box 360 because everybody’s on the computer and everybody must get pop ups and stuff bringing up that game people try it and get addicted i never play pop ups or games that i see that look cool most times i let people show me! i don’t know why i just do and a lot of games are on Facebook and Myspace so that’s probably why!!!!

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  25. nickolas darnell
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:07:47

    I think that they have become so popular because people like simulation games or flash games. Why have to hook up all the chords for a game system when you may have facebook or myspace account? Plus a lot of people either have computers or laptops etc. You may not have a game system to play on but most people have some sort of computer and that’s why its got so popular.

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  26. Mariah Segevan
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:08:20

    I think games has got popular beacauase when people get bored they play games. Then the people who have played them games on Facebook and Myspace, they tell there friends about it, then there friends tell there friends. Or when people are waiting for a reply on Facebook or Myspace, they play games instead of siting there and doing nothing.

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  27. Johnathon Wood
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:10:24

    They probobly became faomous after the call of duty and halo games came out on consuls that made internet shooting games so populer. then over steady time the popularity grew for internet mafia games and people made more and more on the internet.it probobly was faomouse by another thing to when people could’nt bring game councils to school they improvised and played internet games when they had time to at school.

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  28. Elizabeth Redmon
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:11:20

    I think those games became so popular because one there fun. Two they meet peoples interest. Lastly There on a popular website. Myspace and Facebook is so popular people add cool games onto them so it can become more popular. That is why they have become more popular.

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  29. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:11:33

    It’s free and easy. All you have to do is scroll and click. It’s fast too. You barely do things at all. Also because you make a name for yourself. 🙂

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    • Banana
      Aug 31, 2010 @ 15:13:50

      Hi Jaython:

      Do you play the online games? Are you good at playing online games? I have heard of some selling their online character because they have played the game so well that others are willing to buy the character in order to be able experience the action in the game.

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  30. AUTUMNBROWN#1DIVA
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:11:45

    i think these games have gotten popular a lot because everyone gets on the website and plus if the the website was popular the games on there would have to be popular other wise people wouldn’t play it as often.plus some people play because there’s nothing else to do. plus another reason why because it gets peoples attention .

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  31. emily adams 3rd pd
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:11:55

    i think that facebook & myspace have become so popular because its a new way 2 talk 2 each other. also b/c so many thingz r advertized on their web pagez. such az: games, other websites, commercials, TV shows, etc. oh n by zee way, farmville iz on dare 2. =) HI!

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  32. samuel
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:12:21

    i thing fasbook and myspace and the games has come poulre because people get on ot every day. i thing that the vidoe games has come pouplre in the last three years because a hole lot of peopel buy them. vidoe games has bein selling like alot of stuff like the new psp ps3 stuff like that. vidoes is like the grates thang out for kids . kids like playing vidoes games because like i said peopel buy them alot.

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  33. brianna bristoe
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:13:32

    i think these games became popular over three years, because they are really addicting and fun. also i think these games are so popular because you can talk to people around the world. a lot of people get on face book and myspace and they just get board so thay get on games and they play those games. and they get you would like these games if you are a war person and you like the war and you would like the other game if liked cooking.

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  34. teaira swazya
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:13:41

    i think people play this games to see how other people live is going.Because they have them headphones an they don`t be talking about the game sometimes so they just talk about anything and cafe world you are talking to people. Myspace an facebook you are looking for people to talk to.

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  35. john minton
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:13:56

    i think they have became popular because more and more people are using computers everyday. they might get board and play the games. they like it
    so they play everyday. almost every on has a myspace or a facebook. they get board checking the e-mail. so they play the game. that’s why i think the have became popular

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  36. Ju$tice chadwell
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:14:24

    These games have become so popular because of of the virtuality which people can pretend they own the places on the game and live lives they do not have. Its seems like that it also the advirtising by Facebook and Myspace. But people play these games just to see what they are like but some may get addicted to them some may not. They seem decent but people just like them because their friends only play it and say its cool. Some people do it so they can pretend that they have a pretty good life.

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  37. rachel
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:14:35

    I think these games are so popular is because my-space and face-book are the most visited website, because people like talking and meeting other people.
    and computers are fun you can watch videos, make videos, talk to people, study, search, play games, and much much more thats why computers are one of the most popular technology.

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  38. shyanne
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:16:41

    i think the reason is because, people think there so cool that they have to see what it is. so when they go to the game and see its cool and they play it. and when they play it they tell there friends. when they tell there friends there friends play then go tell other people and so on and so on. so this is my reason i do think that.

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  39. beckham herron
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:17:21

    i think that these games came so popular on myspace and facebook because these websites has gotten more popular. these websites became more popular because a lot of people set around thier house and do nothing so they sign up, well then they get on there they get bored so they play mafia wares or such as the other one too. also these games became more popular is because when people log onto myspace/facebook they keep looking around and someone could send them a invitation to play the game and the games look so interesting so there’s at least a 75% chance that they will sign up for it. personally i wouldn’t play these games cause’ i don’t get on there often and they do not interest me. for whoever plays them though i am sure its fun.

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  40. Breanna Hardy
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:21:43

    I think the more of the popular websites and the more that everyone somewhere around in the world has one of those popular websites that they have advertisements about those games and are saying all these goods things about them and actually sometimes it makes the vewiers of those objects want to buy them but i just consider these games becoming so popular b/c there nice so called “cool” and its just bandwagon and publicitiy..

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  41. Alexa Stewart :)
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:21:54

    I think that they have gotten more popular in the last 3 years because people are board on those websites! Yes you can talk to your friends while there on but when they get off people get board, that is why they play those games. also sense more and more people are using computers now days. People will send invitations to those games and others will accept and send more to different people. That’s what I think 🙂

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  42. Hannan Haji
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:22:50

    I think these games have become popular in the past 3 years because their on facebook and myspace and people can play them online anytime. I think what determines weather you will play games on these sites even if your not a gamer is the design of the game and the way you play it as in how you play the game.

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  43. Chloe Kantlehner
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:23:15

    I think that they have gotten so popular because, there like addicting. And you want to beat them weather you like that game or not. It like powering. So when i play a game, i would usually play it more than 5 times till i won, or just got bored. So that is why i think that people like those games so much.

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  44. Lanier Wells
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:23:15

    I think that the computer games have been getting really popular over the years. Especially if you are a gamer like i am.

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  45. yesenia rascon
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:23:45

    i think it has gotten popular because its on facebook and myspace .and i guess cause its free.ive never played it though so i dont really know.but people say its fun. so thats why people like it.

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  46. kara allen. 5th period
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:24:15

    because it is apart of the websites that people visit most often and if you play the games it gives you something to do on your profile and you get points and stuff that add more stuff to your profile.

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  47. Jessie♥ Hernandez
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:26:41

    Weeeellll When the years past the games get popular???I dont know why
    i always get on myspace….and facebook its just my THANG!
    But people make better games so people can buy them!!
    Duhhhh!!!!But i like The Sims 3 better!!

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  48. Savannah 4thh
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:27:07

    i think these games became so popular because if your on myspace and nobodie is on and yur like really bored most people like click on different games just to like see what they are but then once they start to play them they like start to like the game and they keep on playing them. also they are free to play. and also if like somebodiee really likes games and all their friends like games to then they miqqht like tell their friends about it and they go on it

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  49. William Fogle
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:27:20

    I think that they are only popular because people need something to do while waiting on messages. I don’t use them, so I don’t care. I think the way people determine if the will play them is theme. Dudes don’t want to play vampires. They would rather be in a mafia. I don’t care.

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  50. Derek Emerson
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:27:50

    i think games have became more popular the last three years because they have been made better. Like on facebook they actually let you play the games now. on cafe world it lets you play instead of it being a simulator thing. I also think it has became more popular because its boring just sitting there talking to people on facebook. so now people play games so they’re not bored.

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  51. Mary Linehan
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:27:55

    in my opinion i think games became so popular because they are addicting. they are also very fun. i love to play cafe world. it is fun to play. i can’t stop playing them.

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  52. Cretia Mays
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:29:57

    I think these games are popular because they are on two of the most popular websites. Maybe they became popular cause facebook and myspace send you lots of game request. Half of the games on there are fun though. Some people play them when they are bored and have nothing to do. That’s why i believe they are popular.

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  53. sean cole
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:30:54

    it has gotten really popular because, who would want to go out and buy an expensive x box game when you could just play a just as fun game online for free. however, i do not like playing online games much but online games are still fun. another thing is that people can also chat with their friends will they are playing them and that is another reason why they are so popular. the websites like facebook and myspace are also popular now so people plays them will there on there.

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  54. Duncan Miesner
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:33:37

    I think that it effects ppl by getting them to play and gettin them addicted to a game thats boring like that gay farming games on facebook. but MMOs that let you play with real friends and do some fun stuff like quest and what not.I think ppl would play that more cuz it passes alot of time and all that stuff. that is why alot of ppl like to play it and all that stuff so ya. Take care and have fun all of you so ya thats what i got to say for this. o wait games that are on online are more fun then norm ones cuz its alot ezer to get use to stuff as u play. soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. TAKE CARE FOR NOW! WOOT

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  55. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 13:58:34

    Mr. Steed,
    I think the reason why they are becoming to popular is because when people get on to the websites Myspace and Facebook they explore to see all the thing on there such as Farmville and Zombieland. Also because when people recommend certain things and people try them and they start to like the games they become more entertaining. Things on the web go really fast on the web cause a lot of people get on the internet including me. A lot of the reasons why its popular is because they go and by computers just to talk and to play games online. So yeah Mr. Steed i have a question do you play online games and what do you think.

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  56. alena reid
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 13:37:55

    its not a good idea cause if someone else has that phone and you lost your card they might be able to use it and you would be in bad shape….and it will catch up with us

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  57. online photo share
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 12:42:20

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