Points and Badges in Gamification – Not totally evil.

Pb Points and Badges in Gamification 8211 Not totally evil

Over the last few days, the conversation about the use of points and badges has come up several times with several different people.

The stock answer in gamification these days is that points and badges are bad gamification. They are meaningless and we should be looking at intrinsic motivation more – yet almost every implementation you see of gamification will have some form of points system and probably badges.  They may be called experience points and achievements, or gami-dollars and pictograms – who knows – but they still seem to be there. Read More ...

New Year – What could it Bring

Well, in a few hours it will be 2012. Now, sadly we are not traveling in flying cars though luckily it doesn't look like the world is going to end. So what is going to happen in 2012?

I think it is pretty certain that a gajillion new social media related jobs will be created. That said, I have to wonder how long that can last.

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