Don’t be a Wordle Scrooge: Learn to love Twitter’s new favorite game

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Even if you haven’t played it, you probably know what Wordle is at this point. The simple word game has garnered some high-profile attention from publications such as the New York Times. But beyond that, the game itself is its own marketing campaign. Has your Twitter feed been inexplicably filled with colorful boxes over the past few weeks? he is Wordle,

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Wordle is a browser-based puzzle game that is easy to play and mercifully not time-consuming. The goal is to guess the daily five-letter word without any hints or clues. When a player types a word, the different colors will indicate whether they have got certain letters correct. Green indicates a correct letter in the correct place, yellow indicates that the letter is correct but the placement is incorrect, while gray indicates that the letter is not in the word. Players have six attempts to fix it. The only reward for accomplishing this is the option to copy and paste the results, hence the Twitter takeover.

Wordle's rules are displayed on its website.

the haters emerge

love a lot of players Wordle, but as is the case with any popular social trend, it has also acquired its fair share of detractors. While talking about the game with a friend recently, he told me that someone he knew was so annoyed by the trend that he started tweeting replies every day — some to promote the tweets. Till paying for


“Things I hate in 2022…..Twitter posts of liars, hoaxes and your words,” reads a freak tweet,

The social backlash cycle is predictable, but this is one I can sympathize with. After all, no one likes to feel left out. Abstract Tweets don’t really explain what’s going on—not to mention that they present a potential nightmare for those who use screen readers. It’s easy to see the origin story for Wordle Scrooges.

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For those who find themselves annoyed by the influx of boxes in their feed, here’s a tip: It’s a lot easier to join the party than it is for him to hiss.

The joy of Wordle is that it’s easy to pick up. As long as you know a few five-letter words, you know how to play. It’s a free browser game, so there’s no entry fee, and the one puzzle per day limit means you can’t get too addicted to it. Of any sport that has become a social phenomenon, Wordle Most user friendly out there.

I’m on the Wordle train, but resolve to only post my W at the end of the night.


& mdash; John Colantonio (@MarioPrime) December 30, 2021

enjoy a simple pleasure

But it’s not the game itself that makes it special. Wordle has become one of those social watercooler titles capable of engaging strangers. This is a phenomenon we’ve seen with games like pokemon go And Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the past few years. There’s a collective joy attached to it, which is why players seem so eager to share their results on Twitter, despite it being a completely voluntary feature. When a Wordle player sees a result tweet in the wild, it is the same as when one dog sees another dog.

The past two years have been difficult to truly feel part of a social community. Digital communication can feel impersonal and gaming has its limits. even though Animal Crossing: New Horizons There was a huge trend, it still required players to own a Nintendo Switch — no small task in the midst of a supply chain crisis. Companies like Meta have tried to capitalize on our frustration by pushing us into a VR-powered metaverse, but it’s hard to realize that the company wants our money more than our happiness.

There are no such strings attached with Wordle. It’s a simple pleasure that will only take a few minutes out of your day. Once you’re in the loop, all those yellow and green squares on Twitter will start to get a lot less annoying. They’re a sign that friends, loved ones, and total strangers are all sharing the same experience as you. It’s a virtual high-five among players who have found a harmless way to kill time.

If that doesn’t fill your heart, just update your silent words list and let everyone enjoy it.

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