If you thought playing those Facebook games was a waste of time, a group of fans of the Zynga game Frontierville would like to show you their entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Guinness Book of World Records likes to remain relevant, so they make sure their books recognize hallmarks in technological innovations like Facebook. That’s how a group of online friends was able to band together to set the Guinness World Record for most comments on a Facebook post.
According to a story on Fox40.com, the effort started on October 30, 2011, with an innocuous post on a FrontierVille fan group‘s Facebook page. Then, one comment at a time, history was made. A group of just over a hundred people commented on the post, over and over again to reach their dreams of being in the World Record Books. Fast forward a few months and with 1,001,619 comments (and counting), the group hit their mark, blowing past the previous record of 529,335. Rough math reveals that each user had to post close to 9,500 times on average. No word on how many pioneers died when their watchers were posting on Facebook instead of watering their crops.
Fox40 in Sacramento, Calif., spoke to several of the Frontierville fans who contributed to this record. Tracey Hodgson and Nattie Murphy joined the effort “to show what a group could do when they worked together for something.” Cathy Matthews told Fox40, “I’m no spring chicken anymore and I really haven’t done anything phenomenal.” Until now, of course.