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NU Social IMC: Gamification – Crowdsourcing that Engages Your Customers

NU Social IMC: Gamification – Crowdsourcing that Engages Your Customers: "Gamification – Crowdsourcing that Engages Your Customers
The author is a graduate student of Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, where she focuses on digital marketing and data analytics.

During my summer residency with the Marketing Store, I spent a lot of time working on loyalty program development and generating interesting ideas to appeal and engage customers. That was the first time I learned about the term "Gamification", and I have been actively following it since then.

As a marketer, gamification is a topic that you might want to start paying attention to. Why? Because gamification is a hot trend right now, just look at Google Trends. Gamification taps into the over 200 million people that play reward based online games. Moreover, investors have taken notice that it has a rapid-growing list of agencies are beginning to help their clients “do gamification.”

But what is it?"

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:36:00 from sness

Gamification. using game-design elements in non-gaming contexts

Gamification. using game-design elements in non-gaming contexts: ""Gamification" is an informal umbrella term for the use of video game elements in non-gaming systems to improve user experience (UX) and user engagement. The recent introduction of 'gamified' applications to large audiences promises new additions to the existing rich and diverse research on the heuristics, design patterns and dynamics of games and the positive UX they provide. However, what is lacking for a next step forward is the integration of this precise diversity of research endeavors. Therefore, this workshop brings together practitioners and researchers to develop a shared understanding of existing approaches and findings around the gamification of information systems, and identify key synergies, opportunities, and questions for future research."

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:35:00 from sness

Gamification of Science

Gamification of Science: "External links

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/16/7802623-gamers-solve-molecular-puzzle-that-baffled-scientists"

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:32:00 from sness

Ember.js - Documentation

Ember.js - Documentation: "What is Ember.js?

Ember is a JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web applications that eliminates boilerplate and provides a standard application architecture.

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:26:00 from sness

CSS examples - Centred Floats

CSS examples - Centred Floats: "It is normally stated that you cannot centre floated elements but this is not quite true. It's true that usually you can only float left or float right but if you have a group of buttons for a menu and you want them to be fluid in width then it would be nice to have them all float in the centre of the page. There is no problem if the floats have a width because you can then ascertain the main parents width and use margin:auto to center the whole block. However that means that the floats cannot be a fluid width (i.e. shrinkwrap their content) or you would have to class each individual element and apply a different width to each which is a little unsatisfactory."

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:25:00 from sness

Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Text-Stroke

Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Text-Stroke: "text-fill-color – This property allows you to specify a fill color for text. If it is not set, then the color property will be used to do the fill.
text-stroke-color – This property allows you to specify a stroke color for text. If it is not set, then the color property will be used to do the stroke.
text-stroke-width – This property allows you to specify the width of the stroke. It defaults to 0, meaning that only a fill is performed. You can specify a length for this value, and in addition the values thin, medium and thick can be used (with ‘thin’ being most like the outline behavior of OS X).
text-stroke – This property is a shorthand for the two stroke properties.

Here’s an example (download the latest WebKit nightly to see it):"

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:25:00 from sness

CSS display: inline-block: why it rocks, and why it sucks - Robert's talk

CSS display: inline-block: why it rocks, and why it sucks - Robert's talk: "Conclusion

So, the conclusion is that white-space dependent rendering blows! But, there are also great possibilities with display: inline-block, so I advise you to try it out, play around with it and see if it works fine in your specific context.

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:24:00 from sness

What is Inline-Block? | Impressive Webs

What is Inline-Block? | Impressive Webs: "If you use inline-block there are some important factors and drawbacks to keep in mind. An inline-block element is white-space dependent, so if you display list items using inline-block (in a navigation bar, for example), the list items will have unwanted space next to each other. To remove the space, you’ll have to remove from your HTML code any whitespace that occurs in between the list items"

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 22:23:00 from sness

Meditate in Victoria

Meditate in Victoria: "Welcome to Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre

Buddhism has a timeless and universal relevance, and can be practised by anyone in any culture. Through training in meditation and other Buddhist practices we can improve the quality of our life by developing inner peace, love, and wisdom. We can bring true meaning to our very busy, modern lives, learning to respond to difficult situations and problems with a more enlightened view."

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Syndicated 2012-02-23 21:40:00 from sness

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