“PrivacyVille offers something that we believe is a first of its kind–we directly reward players for learning about privacy,” writes zynga. “You don’t need to be connected to Facebook or be registered as a Zynga player to tour PrivacyVille. However, if you are a Zynga player, you will have the option to connect to Zynga’s RewardVille and claim zPoints that can be used to redeem unique virtual items across our top titles as a reward for walking through PrivacyVille.”
Perhaps we’re cynical, but calling PrivacyVille a “game” is a stretch. The tutorial has you click on a bunch of different houses and read a short paragraph of information to fill up a progress bar. Once you’ve clicked on all of the houses, Zynga gives you a five question quiz that is so easy we answered it without reading almost any of the privacy paragraphs; each question has three ridiculous fake answers and one that looks like it could be plausible. Once you complete the questions, you get 200 zPoints that you can use in other Zynga games.
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