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So, with the launch of iOS4.1 and Game Center I thought I’d write a brief blog on my thoughts so far.

Why Game Center is the worst social network… ever:

  1. You can’t send/receive annoying/amusing messages to your friends
  2. You can’t see any information about your friends
  3. That trumpet sound when friend requests are received
  4. There are no games for it (and hence no way to see what animal your friends have just rescued on their farm)
  5. There’s actually no networking or social aspect to it (meaning you are unlikely to spend much time skipping work to ‘just check Game Center’)

And now for the good parts;

Why Game Center is the best social network… ever:

  1. You can’t send/receive annoying/amusing messages to your friends
  2. You can’t see any information about your friends
  3. That trumpet sound when friend requests are received
  4. There are no games for it (and hence no way to see what animal your friends have just rescued on their farm)
  5. There’s actually no networking or social aspect to it (meaning you are unlikely to spend much time skipping work to ‘just check Game Center’)

Congratulations, Apple, on pleasing everyone – those who love, and those who hate, social networking!