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Zynga paid $183 million for the maker of the social game “Draw Something,” only to see its huge popularity plummet in just weeks – a misstep experts say is a testament to fickle online tastes.

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“Draw Something” – a sort of virtual Pictionary in which users post doodles on Twitter and Facebook – fell out of favor faster than many pop songs.  Zynga purchased Omgpop, the company that created the game, in March. It scored 50 million downloads in its first 50 days. But the game’s monthly average usage  dropped by 1.6 million players in the last seven days, according to the most recent figures from AppData.com. (Zynga did not respond to requests for comment.) “Game apps have a questionable lifecycle,” says Rick Summer, an analyst at Morningstar.

If the novelty factor wears off for some players of social networking games, it can have a nasty domino effect, analysts say. “What gets people to play a game initially and what keeps them playing are often not the same thing,” says social psychologist Matt Wallaert. Word-of-mouth about a fun new game does not mean people will keep thumbing, he says. Zynga’s popular “Words With Friends” proved to be the exception as it appeals to millions of adults who already like to do crossword puzzles and play Scrabble, Wallaert says; plus, the game was also given an extra publicity boost recently when Alec Baldwin was bounced off an American Airlines plane for playing it before takeoff.

App stores also work like record charts of yore, experts say. Once a game falls out of the Top 20, it’s difficult to climb back up the chart. People who are looking for game apps tend to go for bestsellers, says Scott Sutherland, analyst at Wedbush Securities. Otherwise, consumers have difficulty finding them. In fact, chart placement is so important to the success of apps that Apple recently warned developers about trying to artificially manipulate the rankings. He says games like “Angry Birds” by app developer Rovio became a mega-hit because it climbed into Apple’s Top 10 iTunes chart and managed to stay there. The iTunes store alone has over 100,000 game apps.

Unlike games produced for Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation consoles, experts say game apps tend to have less room for improvement. More complex gaming consoles like “Call of Duty” and “Grand Theft Auto” are easier to refresh or upgrade and more conducive to cool graphics, Summer says. Rockstar Games, which makes “Grand Theft Auto,” has been improving its graphics and complexity since it was first introduced in 1997, he says. The most successful interactive mobile game, “Angry Birds,” on the other hand, has only been on the market for three years.

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NYSE invokes Rule 48 before market open

McDonald’s set to offer all-day breakfast


 
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Uber driver suit can proceed as class-action

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

Texas edges out North Dakota in this oil list

Where every Fed member stands on raising rates

Rate-hike question is what Yellen didn’t want
Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

New on the shelves of your local Apple Store: drones

Annie Leibovitz is working on UBS’s image

How LVMH poached Apple digital exec Ian Rogers

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Apple, Cisco team to put business users on iOS
Apple will let iPhone and iPad users block ads
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twins

Canada’s economy enters recession — arguably

Construction laborers work on the top floor of a high rise apartment building in New York.
Building is emerging as strongest sector of economy
U.S. manufacturing growth at 2-year low: ISM

How China turned minor yuan issue into global rout
Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Beijing bumbling is China’s biggest problem

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention

Best time to buy a new car may be just around the corner
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA

Trump says Mount McKinley name change ‘insult to Ohio’
Trump: Switch to Denali is ‘insult to Ohio’
Mount McKinley in Alaska is renamed Denali
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