Guinness World Record created with over a million comments by FrontierVille fans.
A Guinness World Record was broken this week on Facebook by Zynga's popular game FrontierVille. Fans of the app posted a record number of comments on a single post. Zynga fans added a whopping 1,001,552 comments to a post by Tracey Hodgson of UK on the FB Page"Ffgpioneers", which has since been taken down. The record was earlier held by Roberto Esposito of Italy, with half the number of responses as that of the current record holding post.
Hodgson said that the record was mainly contributed by four commenters. "We had over 107 help, but many left the record group because of the constant notifications, but there were a core group of four people adding comments", explained Tracey. However, she admitted that she doesn't play the game anymore.
Interestingly, Guinness doesn't pay people for breaking records. Its website clearly states, "We never pay record breakers for their achievements - we also do not cover expenses, offer sponsorship or provide equipment. Guinness World Record is an impartial arbiter of record breaking achievements around the world and cannot be involved in the organization of a record attempt. Also, our record holders are fuelled not by financial gain but the satisfaction of setting, achieving and surpassing their goals - and receiving the official Guinness World Records certificate".
In the end, is it really worth the effort, or just a waste of time? Do let us know in the comments section.