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Zurmo Open Source CRM App Pins Its Hopes On Gamification

In response to difficulties with CRM platform user adoption rates, Zurmo (now in beta) has opted to design with gamification.  Gamification mechanics will be leveraged to make software use more engaging, but to motivate employees to meet business-related milestones. via Chris Kanaracus, infoworld.com The backers of a new open source CRM application called Zurmo are […]

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Making Tasks Fun Distracts Us From The Fact That We’re Working

via Michael Harper @oh_okay, redorbit.com Foursquare has badges, Klout has influence and Twitter has retweets. In the same way we used to boast how many friends we had on MySpace, we know brag about how many friends we have on Facebook or how many simultaneous Words With Friends games we are currently involved in. Social […]

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Using The Addictive Power Of Gaming To Make You Exercise More

via Ariel Schwartz @arielhs, fastcoexist.com Can’t get enough FarmVille? All that time at the computer probably isn’t great for your health. But what if you couldn’t proceed unless you had burned some calories? That’s the premise of a new gadget called Striiv.  This is an amazing time to be a health-data nerd. Thanks to the […]

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Gamification Tips: What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design

Via David Kelly, mindflash.com “You’re probably familiar with Angry Birds, the massively popular iPhone game. What is it about this game that’s so addictive? And how can learning and development pros tap into that stickiness to get people this excited about training programs? If you’re not familiar with the game, here’s a quick rundown on […]

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Gamified Community Motivated

via Shannon Duffy @sullytoduffy, Mashable.com Everyone agrees: Gamification is hot. So hot that the market is expected to hit $2.8 billion in revenue by 2016. Naturally, companies are taking a hard look at how to capitalize on this trend. If you’ve done your homework and found that gamification is right for your business, the next step is enticing your community […]

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