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This Week In Gamification: June 17-23

Find out what was hot this week besides the weather.  Catch up on this week’s gamification buzz: via Nicole Strong @niccistrong, myengaming.com This week in Gamification news, the Gamification Summit took centre stage.  This conference was held in San Francisco and chaired by Gabe Zichermann. Facebook also featured prominantly in this week’s posts with Reward Volunteers, […]

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Inaugural Class of GAwards Winners Honored at The Gamification Summit

With the conclusion of the Gamification Summit, the GAward winners were also announced.  Nominees in each category were crowdsourced online and then a jury of industry experts made the final decisions. via gamasutra.com @gamasutra The Gamification Summit has announced the results of the GAwards, with six cutting edge companies taking home honors for the best […]

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Mayfield Fund’s Chang Peers Into Gamification Crystal Ball

The San Francisco Gamification Summit came to a close Thursday.  Backer of gamification startups, Tim Chang, shares his top 5 inisights regarding opportunities and threats in this field. via Matthew Wong, blogs.wsj.com Mayfield Fund Managing Partner Tim Chang is not new to the growing field of gamification. In the past couple of years, Chang has […]

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Gamification Just A Fad? Not So, Says Expert

In case you needed further confirmation that gamification has become a major trend that’s here to stay, check out this Q&A with Gabe Zichermann at the San Francisco Gamification Summit. via Lizette Chapman @zettewil with Gabe Zichermann @gzicherm, blogs.wsj.com Gamification is serious business. More than 600 people are attending the three-day Gamification Summit in San […]

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Using Social Media and Gamification to Support Volunteerism

Reward Volunteers is a Facebook app that encourages youth to share their volunteer activities and gives them a chance to win prizes.  Although this gamification has been criticized as going against the “spirit of volunteerism,” the rewards are not guaranteed.  Perhaps the most important thing that this app accomplishes is a greater awareness of volunteerism. […]

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6 Ways To Gamify Your Facebook Marketing

There is a big difference between a like on Facebook and getting actual engagement.  Zichermann’s tips include tracking & understanding how users interact with your page, creating a points system, holding a contest, NOT creating an outright game but creating a challenge instead, and hiring an expert. via Gabe Zichermann @gzicherm, mashable.com Gabe Zichermann is […]

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Gamification Helps Orphaned Intellectual Property Find A Home

Most university innovations don’t see the light of day, but this British startup has found a solution.  Through gamification, Marblar challenges scientists to build on each others’ ideas and awards badges (“marbles”), cash, and even equity if an idea can be implemented. via Curt Hopkins @KurtHopkins, arstechnica.com From disrupting the peer-reviewed journal publishing tradition to […]

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