FunBrain

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FunBrain
Web addressFunBrain.com
Commercial?No.
Type of siteYouth education
Available language(s)English,
OwnerPearson Education
Alexa rank11,066
 
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FunBrain
Web addressFunBrain.com
Commercial?No.
Type of siteYouth education
Available language(s)English,
OwnerPearson Education
Alexa rank11,066

FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. It was on this site that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published before being turned into a successful book series and movie.[1][2]

History[edit]

The website was founded in May 1992 and is owned by Poptropica Worldwide, a division of Family Education Network, itself a division of Pearson Education. The current publisher is Jess Brallier. The company said the site has 65,000 teachers registered, 35 million visits per month, and 60,000 page visits per day,[3][4] and provides mathematics and kid style games.

Features[edit]

Alexa rating[edit]

On January 31, 2007, the site had an Alexa rating of 3,723.[5]

On April 4, 2009, the site had an Alexa rating of 2,259.[6]

On March 31, 2013, the site had an Alexa rating of 11,066 with a 16% bounce rate.[7]

Safety[edit]

Funbrain is a game with no interaction with other players, limiting conversation and other adverse conditions of chatting. The site was KidSafe Certified . CommonSense Media rates the site good for a 7 year old based on parent and child reviews.[8]

Funbrain does have ads, both banner and sponsored limited time games for products such as Air Buddies, etc.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Michael (18 March 2010). "Author explains why ‘Wimpy Kid' works". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Rich, Motoko (13 December 2007). "Crossover Dreams: Turning Free Web Work Into Real Book Sales". New York Times. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Boston.internet.com article
  4. ^ Writenews.com article
  5. ^ Alexa rating
  6. ^ http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/funbrain.com Alexa rating
  7. ^ http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/funbrain.com
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "FunBrain.com: A Smart Place to Play". Heartlander. 1 November 1999. Retrieved 11 April 2013.