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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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Earn Rewards For Walking Or Cycling To Work [Gamification App]

Re:route is a new iPhone app that gamifies walking and cycling around London, by awarding points for these actions.  These points can later be redeemed for store discounts and rewards. via Emma Hutchings @sydfilmblog, psfk.com Recyclebank and Transport for London have partnered to release an iPhone app that gives users points when they walk or […]

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Murder At The Met [Gamification App]: How A Cambridge Firm Is Helping Museums With Digital Storytelling

The Met and Green Door Labs have gamified the museum experience.  They have created a murder mystery game app to create a new framework for visitors to engage with the exhibits. via Lauren Landry @laurlandry, bostinno.com Walking into a museum, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Take the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, […]

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Bed Battles [Gamification App] Wants To Make Waking Up … Social?

Bed Battles is an app to have come out of this weekend’s Hack & Jill Hackathon.  It uses gamifies waking up early, by letting users challenge each other to get up earlier. via Janko Roettger @jank0, gigaom.com Can you be social before you have your first cup of coffee? Bed Battles thinks so, and it […]

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“Gamifying” Training [With The Cheesecake Factory]

The Cheesecake Factory is using leaderboards to encourage sharing of problems and solutions between employees.  It also has an iPhone app for learning how to make “glamburgers.” via hreonline.com The Cheesecake Factory, a well-known national chain of high-value restaurants, set out to “gamify” its operational training over the last two years. The concept was to […]

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Building Successful [Gamified] Consumer Apps In The Age Of The Humblebrag

We’ve all observed the humblebrag: the nonchalant brag masquerading as a humble statement.  Social media plays to this behavior, as a broadcasting medium.  Regardless of the extent of our bragging, we are unavoidably conscious of the identity that we portray online.  Furthermore, constructing a positive identity through social media makes us feel good about ourselves–why […]

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This Week In Gamification [June 3-8]

This week on EnGaming, we looked at several real-world applications of gamification, a number of new digital platforms and apps, and heard a number of arguments about the field of gamification itself.  We also got some shocking news about Foursquare… via Nicole Strong @niccistrong, myengaming.com Gamification Of Existing Products & Events Cigna added gamification to […]

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