On LinkedIn, Tetris Links You
This old-school Russian innovation gets a new twist on the popular professional network. LinkedIn technical marketing manager and "resident hacker" Matthew Shoup explains in a blog post that "DropIn" came about during one of the Mountain View company's monthly "hackday" competitions:
"DropIn takes the classic Tetris experience to a professional level. Rotate and stack your LinkedIn connections' faces, while discovering the fresh content they're sharing online.
I gave it a whirl, and I found it kind of creepy to see all the faces of my connections. The controls were also difficult to maneuver. I don't know if this is the game play, or simply my computer, but when I would press the up arrow key to rotate the block, sometimes the screen would scroll up instead, throwing of my view while NOT rotating the block at the same time. Same with the down arrow key, except the down key increases the speed, which could end up as bad timing if the wrong command happens. As I suggestion, I would recommend the ASDW format for the controls, which is what a lot of computer games use anyway.
Overall, DropIn would be a lot of fun for a Tetris fan. Unfortunately, I wasn't much of one.