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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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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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Can Facebook Save The Indian Tiger [With Some Help From Gamification]?

India is currently the third largest Facebook-using population in the world, and is expected to take the lead by 2015.  Knowing that, this Indian tiger conservation project has modeled itself after Facebook and is using gamification to further encourage crowd-sourced photography.  The idea is that this citizen photography effort will allow the dwindling population to […]

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How Angry Birds & Farmville Can Help Students Score Better

via Neenu Abraham, economictimes.indiatimes.com BANGALORE: Eight-year-old Ashish Gupta, a third standard student, could never really understand what a fraction was. His mother asked him to play an online game on a site recommended by her friends on Facebook. Ashish, who logged on to classtopper.com, got a screen similar to the online game sites he visits […]

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Boehringer, Pharmas Turn To Social Gaming For Online Outreach

via Ryan McBride, fiercebiotechit.com Call it PharmaVille. As drugmakers seek creative ways to dazzle consumers online, they have ripped pages from the playbooks of gaming companies that have made digital pastimes such as “FarmVille” popular on Facebook. And so-called “gamification” has generated plenty of buzz among drug company marketers, InPharm reports. Take Boehringer Ingelheim, which made […]

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Turn Your Fans in to Evangelists! Fanzy, the Facebook Gamified App For Your Fans [Video]

What is Fanzy? Fanzy is a facebook app which rewards fans for spreading the word about your brand. By gamifying the experience of being a fan, Fanzy turns consumers into brand evangelists. For Free! Source: Fanzy.com

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