Posts Tagged ‘badges’

Video Interview with @schnaars, GM EMEA of Badgeville

I chatted with Scott Schnaars, GM EMEA of Badgeville, today about the latest trends in gamification and what his company provides. Watch the interview and comment below with your thoughts on where the gamification industry is going – is it a fad? are enterprise applications the next big trend? Let me know your thoughts.

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The Incredible Hulk…back again

Brand new Hulk movie comes out today in the U.S. and one of the main call to actions on the movie web site is “Get the Widget” which allows me to post the trailer on whatever social network that I’m engaged with. Unfortunately, on my wordpress.com hosted blog I can’t use their post service so instead below is the trailer I found on viddler.com.  In any case, movie studios are developing web sites that have downloads of images from the movie to be used for your desktop wallpaper or mobile phone, email signatures, icons for your messenger client, and now widgets (badges) to embed in your page.  The one on the Hulk site is courtesy of Clearspring.com which has been getting a lot of press recently because of the ease-of-use and the ability to measure your widget’s effectiveness.  Check out the Hulk web site at http://incrediblehulk.marvel.com   Thanks Stan Lee for creating this awesome comic strip! Can’t wait for the new movie and hope it is better than the first Ang Lee directed movie. 
 The Incredible Hulk Movie | Edward Norton, Liv Tyler & Tim Roth | NOW PLAYING

-Randy

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Whatgives.com – New Social Network from eBay

My contact over at eBay GivingWorks pinged me this recently launched blog and social network called whatgives?!

What Gives!?

Each blog entry is tied into an eBay GivingWorks (non-profit division of eBay to support non-profits raise funds on eBay) auction with the accompanying badge code, send to a friend functionality and the “add to” Delicious (a Yahoo! company), StumbleUpon (an eBay company), Digg, Reddit, Furl, Yahoo! and Facebook links. The site encourages members to comment on each entry and allows you to create a profile that showcases which non-profits you believe in. The profile can also include 5 photos of themselves, a short bio, and links to blogs and other public profiles on the web.

One huge set-back to this site is the ability to connect with other members with similar charity interests. How am I suppose to find other members who support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Boys and Girls Club? The “socialize” page (shown below) was an attempt by eBay but the only thing you can do there is search by name and location. Once you get the results the three columns of content displayed are name, location, and # of comments. Not a useful feature and really not too much thought put into the social aspect of the site. It’s a shame that eBay put all this effort into helping non-profits and executed poorly

What Gives!? - Socalize Page 

Try the site out and let me know your thoughts by adding a comment below.

Thanks.

DJ Ksar