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Gamification: Game With the Concept?

Next year will be the year gamification fails. It’s a concept built on hype, and 80 percent of all programs will die by 2014, according to Gartner

Rajat Paharia disagrees — 100 percent. The founder of Bunchball, a provider of online gamification solutions, he thinks it is only logical, in a data-driven world, that organizations implement gamification strategies to motivate employees and customers, and recognize, reward and encourage a deeper learning of concepts for better business outcomes.

Which side of the gamification hemisphere are you on? Is it a fad or here to stay? We caught up this week with a few industry insiders to find out what they had to say.

Social Media Briefs: #FacebookDown, Twitter Goes Public

Some Facebook profiles and pages were down for a while this morning., a site created to tell you when popular web services are experiencing trouble, reported a widespread service disruption, likely from a server issue.

Facebook acknowledged in a statement that it "experienced an issue" that prevented some people from loading Timeline or Pages content for a "brief period" — several hours, by most estimates. The issue seems to be resolved now.

Meanwhile, in other social media news ...

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Say Media, Dropbox, Teradata, Yelp, Opera, Mozilla and Xerox (18-Apr-13)

Start off the New Year with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Badgeville Appoints Experienced Cloud & Social Technology Exec, Kevin Comee, as CEO

Gamification and behavior management platform provider Badgeville has appointed Kevin Comee, an experienced cloud and social technology executive, as its new CEO.

Salesforce Picks Badgeville to Build Engagement with Apps

Cloud giant Salesforce has chosen Badgeville to drive engagement with its tools for building web apps.

Badgeville Gamification + Adobe's Marketing Cloud = Behavioral Data with Analytics #adobesummit

Badgeville is bringing its games-for-engagement platform to Adobe’s Marketing Cloud. The integration will allow marketers to design engagement programs that are based on insights obtained from Adobe’s marketing metrics combined with Badgeville’s behavioral data.

Socialtext Plays With Badgeville to Improve Employee Engagement

SocialText Plays With Badgeville to Improve Employee EngagementEarlier this fall, Badgeville announced the launch of its gamification and behavior management platform for Drupal. Today, enterprise social software provider Socialtext is getting in on gamification in the enterprise. Its has announced a partnership with Badgeville, in an effort to infuse gamification capabilities into a variety of applications, widgets, mobile and more.

Badgeville Releases Badgeville Embed, Gamification Solution for Developers

Gamification and behavior management platform provider Badgeville has launched Badgeville Embed. Embed makes it easier for software developers to include the company's game and social mechanics within applications.

Customer Behavior Can Unlock the Marketing Kingdom

By both understanding and driving customer behavior through the use of social media and gamification, marketers can solve an ongoing “engagement crisis” in today’s marketplace. In a session at this week's virtual event hosted by Marketo and Badgeville, “Good to Great Marketing,” Badgeville VP of Marketing Chandar Pattabhiram described why today’s consumers are so hard to engage and how marketers can use leading-edge tools and strategies to reach them.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Twitter, Badgeville, Ensighten, Digitas, Broadvision and Siteworx (8-Nov-12)

Start off Fall with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Interview: Badgeville's Kris Duggan on Gamification's Power of Persuasion

If you believe that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, chances are you haven't experienced game mechanics in your workplace. 

Jive's New iPad 'Present' App Keeps Sales Professionals Up to Date

Enterprise social software provider Jive Software is introducing Jive Present, a tablet application designed to assist sales presentation and training efforts. The company is also releasing new enhancements to its core platform.

Jive Software to Drive Engagement with Badgeville Game Mechanics

Gamification software maker Badgeville today launched Badgeville for Jive, integrating game mechanics into the Jive Software social collaboration platform as a method to increase engagement and encourage adoption for those using the system on a daily basis.

TIBCO Releases tibbr 4, Social Profiles, An App Market, Box & Badgeville Among API Partners

tibco_logo_2010.jpg TIBCO is releasing Version 4 of its tibbr enterprise social platform. In conjunction with the latest tibbr release, TIBCO is also introducing a new apps vision and partner ecosystem for tibbr.

Salesforce Dreamforce Crammed With People, Partner Announcements #DF12

Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference is underway and spawning an almost constant stream of announcements about new products and partnerships. Today is the second day of the conference, which is occurring in San Francisco. It concludes on September 21.

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