Combining the Habbo virtual world with real-life Facebook friend networks is a very exciting step for us
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2009
Today, Habbo Hotel announced that the world's largest virtual world and community for teenagers is connected to the world's largest social network site. Through Facebook Connect, Habbo users (Habbos) can easily find their Facebook friends in Habbo Hotel and share their in-world experiences.
All 31 of Habbo Hotel's international communities are now connected to Facebook. 15 million monthly visitors to the virtual world can share their Habbo experiences on the popular social network; from checking into the Habbo Hotel, building rooms, training pets and sending gifts. Brands creating engaging in-game content will also see their campaigns extended with in-world activity into the Facebook communities of their target audience.
Habbos spend currently on average 43 minutes* per visit and through Facebook, friend feeds awareness of the virtual world is expected to grow significantly. Joining the virtual world through Facebook is incredibly easy as new users can sign up simply through the Habbo Hotel FB application. With no need to register, Facebook users have instant access to the virtual world to name, dress and style their avatar and chat with friends. Both new and old visitors to the virtual world will find it easy to connect with Facebook friends, as they will automatically show up on their Habbo friend list.
"Combining the Habbo virtual world with real-life Facebook friend networks is a very exciting step for us," says Teemu Huuhtanen, executive VP, Marketing and Business Development, Sulake Corporation and president, North America, Sulake Inc. "Facebook makes it easy to find and stay in touch with friends, while Habbo takes playful real-time interaction and meeting new people to a completely new level inside Facebook. Habbo is all about meeting friends and having fun together and the Facebook connection gives this a totally new meaning. Also brands wanting to engage with our international Habbo communities will benefit from the increased viral effect."
Habbo Hotel will also soon be connected with many other social networks and web services, including MySpace, Yahoo! and Google.
Check out your local Habbo Hotel in Facebook:
Habbo in Facebook press images:
Habbo FB login
Habbo frontpage in FB
Habbo room in FB
*Globally 63% of Habbos visit the site every day and on average spend 43 minutes per visit
About Habbo Hotel:
Habbo Hotel is the world's largest virtual world and community for teens. Users join by creating a fully customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore many public spaces and thousands of rooms created by other users in the virtual world, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Currently there are Habbo communities in 31 countries on six continents. To date, over 155 million characters have been created and over 15 million unique users worldwide visit Habbo Hotel each month. Habbo Hotel is run by Sulake.
For more information, please contact:
Susan C. Mills
Edelman PR for Habbo