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Beam me up, Facebook

Posted on May 9, 2009. Filed under: Social Networks, TypeRacer News |

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If you enjoy TypeRacer and have a Facebook account, help us spread the word by installing the TypeRacer Application on Facebook!

It’s easy to link your existing typeracer.com account to the Facebook app.  When you do, your completed races on typeracer.com will appear on Facebook and vice-vera.  To link your accounts, click on “My Account” under your name (as seen on the above screenshot) after you’ve installed the application.  Just enter your typeracer.com username and password into the box that pops up, and you’re done! From this point on, you’ll be able to race from either typeracer.com or Facebook as you choose (but be sure to still race from inside Facebook every once in a while so that your typing speed gets updated on the Info tab of your Facebook profile).

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Naturally, you’ll also want to invite your friends to race you, because the Facebook app shows a score chart just for you and your friends. Where is Liutenant Sulu on this chart?  Invite him, please!

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Let everyone know you’re serious about typing (and racing) by installing this small Facebook profile badge to show off your skills!   You’ll see a grey button for installing this widget above the racing screen on the app’s main page:

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You might also want to boldly go where no tab has gone before and put your Facebook account into warp speed with the TypeRacer profile tab:

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The profile tab can be installed in a similar way as the profile badge

I really encourage you to try the Facebook app if you haven’t already.  TypeRacer is one the very few apps that doesn’t force you to install it just to try it.  It also doesn’t force you to invite 20 of your friends to advance to the next level or get a hundred bucks in fake money.  If you’ve used other Facebook apps, you’ll know how annoying that is.  Unfortunately, not having those dirty tricks makes it harder for a new app to become popular on Facebook.  That’s why we need your help to spread the word.  Let’s show them that apps can be successful without being annoying!

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