Originally written on Mashable  |  Last updated 10/8/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Alec Baldwin attends the Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark vs Melanie Oudin of the United States match during day ten of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
It’s been an interesting week for Words With Friends. On Monday, Alec Baldwin made news for getting kicked off a flight prior to take-off in Los Angeles because of issues relating to his phone use. Apparently his addiction to the popular Scrabble-like game Words With Friends is what did him in. It’s not entirely clear what happened on the plane – American Airlines released a statement saying the actor was “extremely rude to the crew,” while Baldwin himself published a column in the Huffington Post apologizing while saying he was “singled out.” But one thing is certain – Words With Friends is highly addicting. The publicity from Baldwin’s situation certainly didn’t hurt Zynga, which owns Words With Friends. In advance of the company’s potential IPO, the game saw a surge of users as a result of the gaffe – 300,000 new users signed up for the game. Zynga also had fun with the event on Twitter by launching a #LetAlecPlay hashtag. Their top tweet read: “Hey @AmericanAir, don
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