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Running Farmville through Operations Reseach

Be sure to check out Tallys Yunes’ post on getting rich in Facebook’s Farmville via linear programming (following up on Mark Newheiser’s post). I think I’ll add this to the introductory course we teach our MBAs. Now if only we could cut down on the lonely animals from other’s farms that hang out in my Facebook feed.

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  1. Brian Borchers | November 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for pointing this out. I’m a Farmville addict (currently at level 23), but my utility function isn’t driven solely by Farmville coins- I like a lot more variety on my farm…

  2. Renzo | November 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Blocking the Farmville application was one of the most satisfying clicks on my Facebook feed! 😉

    (but interesting link nevertheless – thanks)

  3. Sarah Root | November 21, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    This is great. I dislike getting this on my news feed, but I think students will connect with this. I will totally have some homework problems on this.

  4. TracRat | November 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I just read that Farmville’s parent company is now worth $1 billion dollars! That’s crazy.

  5. Miguel Martinez | December 16, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I registered in Farmville due to this post. Frankly, I didn’t get much to do regarding OR. The optimization for me is only about buiyng the highest (earnings-costs)/days product. I played 3 days to end up finding that there was actually no much to do… IMHO