Angry Birds joins Facebook in bid to reach 800 million users

Angry Birds has gone from an iPhone App to a series of popular cross-platform video games, to books, to a movie, and now to the web's #1 social network.

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Angry Birds has joined Facebook in the hopes to reach more than 800 million users worldwide. Here, a worker uses a computer inside Facebook headquarters on Dec. 13, 2011, in Menlo Park, Calif.

Angry Birds has joined Facebook.

The popular avian menace game debuted on the social network globally Tuesday.

Rovio Asia senior vice president Henri Holm said the company launched the new version of the game in Jakarta because it's the "world's most Facebook-connected city."

He said he hoped the game could reach more than 800 million users worldwide.

More than 17 percent of Indonesia's 240 million people have Facebook accounts.

He said more than 17 million are in Jakarta and surrounding areas.

He hoped the introduction on the Valentine's Day could amplify social connections among families, friend and loved ones.

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