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Rookie or real player? The rise of Seth Priebatsch

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… of course, about Seth Priebatsch. Founder and “chief ninja” of location-based gaming service SCVNGR, Priebatsch is the media’s favorite gamification geek. Back in March he gave a popular SXSW keynote speech and since then the blogs, articles and TV spots just keep on coming.

Journalists are clearly hypnotized. But does this “proud Princeton dropout” really deserve quite so many column inches? Priebatsch often claims that game mechanics can make people do anything. If …

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Down on MyFarm: gamification goes rural

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Picture the pioneers of gamification. Trend-leaders, people who are prepared to really “get their hands dirty” promoting online engagement. Who do you see? A fast-talking baby-faced Princeton drop-out ? A well-groomed San Francisco game-developer ? A good old-fashioned geek’s geek ? Or how about a middle-aged English farmer ? Okay, the clue is in the title. Farmer …

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