Words with Friends. Have you heard of it? A delightful application from Zynga that allows you to play a Scrabble-type game with…well, with whomever you choose. You may pick a friend from your phone contact list, Facebook, his or her user name, or pass to a friend and play with each other – whenever and wherever you choose.
The Words with Friends game has been around for quite some time; however, I only recently became a fan (thank you, Myranda). In just one week – I am hooked. You can play up to 20 games at a time and you don’t even have to hang out waiting for your opponent to take his or her turn. The Words with Friends app lets you know when to go.
Brilliant, right? Not only is it fun, it is also a way to improve your word skills and I am all about continuing my education in life.
You can also text with your “friends” while you are competing for top score in this exciting war of words. Chatting is optional, however; and for me? Quite disparaging.
Beware Words with Friends
Yesterday I began a word game with a “friend”. Some time into this game, my so-called friend sent me a message.
How lovely. A message from my new Words with Friends friend. So I clicked. And was horrified. Completely unprovoked by me, this person began a message exchange that was utterly and ridiculously stupid, disparaging, and downright mean.
I cannot begin to imagine why he or she felt it was necessary to insult me, my mother, and my intelligence but if I spent all my time wondering why people do the things they do, I wouldn’t have had the time to put THIS together:
The Webpage dedicated to my “friend”. The password is: lessonlearned.
(Please note: the language contained within the text exchange is colorful (to say the least). Click or not but don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
The YouTube video response for my “friend”:
Words with Friends is not ALWAYS Friendly – Do YOU Play Nice?
And, of course, this Words with Friends article. Now, I suppose there were better ways to have spent my time this lovely Friday afternoon. But that’s the beauty of being self-employed. I do love my j.o.b.
Please don’t let this disgusting behavior deter you from playing Words with Friends. The game is fun, addictive, and educational; and as I always say: Time spent learning is never wasted time!
Boy, did I learn a lot yesterday.
Words with Friends – Zynga
Please note: Though my initial response to my “friend” was a bit cheeky, I soon discovered that nothing could be gained by encouraging more text. He (or she) had quite a fine time texting without my responses, anyway.