Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015

What are the Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015? Ranked by total social share engagement according to BuzzSumo top content analysis tool.

The dates of BuzzSumo total social share engagement results are from December 1 to December 31 of 2015.

You will notice that I have switched from using Topsy to BuzzSumo. I went to perform my monthly update and the website Topsy kept forwarding to AppleApple bought Topsy for $200 million.

So I had to look for another tool that displayed total social shares by keyword and sorted by month. BuzzSumo had what I was looking for.

Every month, there is a new post created awarding the Top 5 Gamification Articles of the previous month. Listed below are the top 5 winners ranked in numeric order.

The #1 ranked position is the champion for last month. What better way to exemplify gamification‘s points, badges, and leaderboards (a.k.a. PBL), then by awarding Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015 to authors who write about gamification.

Points are the total social share engagement count. Filtered by the duration of a particular month.

The top 5 winners are then awarded a badge. The leaderboard is a ranking of those Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015.

Keep checking back. A new post created once a month crowning the Top 5 Gamification Articles.

Below are the top 5 winners ranked in numeric order. The #1 ranked position is the champion for this month.

Congratulations for your hard work and excellent gamification articles.

As an award to the authors for their achievement. I am giving the authors a special badge. 

They can put this badge on their website. Get the Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015 badge at the bottom of this post.  

#1 Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit – The True Danger of Gamification – Extra Credits

China has gamified being an obedient citizen with the creation of Sesame Credit. The game links to your social network and gives you a score for doing things that the government approves of, but it also reduces that score for doing things the government disapproves of. Even your friends’ scores affect your own, and being friends with people who have a low score will drag your score down as well. This insidious system applies social pressure on people to ostracize their friends with lower scores, either forcing those friends to change their ways or effectively quarantining their rebellious ideas. Read More…

Social Share Count:

Facebook Shares LinkedIn Shares Twitter Shares Pinterest Shares Google+ Shares Total Shares
33.9K 67 2.6K 0 8.4K 45K

Author and Website:

  • Author: Daniel Floyd @ExtraCreditz
  • Website: youtube.com
This insidious #system applies #social pressure on people. #games #government @ExtraCreditz Click To Tweet

#2 China Just Launched the Most Frightening Game Ever — and Soon It Will Be Mandatory

As if further proof were needed Orwell’s dystopia is now upon us, China has now gamified obedience to the State. Though that is every bit as creepily terrifying as it sounds, citizens may still choose whether or not they wish to opt-in — that is, until the program becomes compulsory in 2020. Read More…

Social Share Count:

Facebook Shares LinkedIn Shares Twitter Shares Pinterest Shares Google+ Shares Total Shares
33.8K 114 1K 6 280 35.2K

Author and Website:

#China Just #Launched the Most #Frightening #Game Ever. #gamification @Subversive_Pen Click To Tweet

#3 China has made obedience to the State a game

With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State. China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase histories. Read More…

Social Share Count:

Facebook Shares LinkedIn Shares Twitter Shares Pinterest Shares Google+ Shares Total Shares
5.2K 132 364 0 37 5.7K

Author and Website:

#China has made #obedience to the #State a #game. #motivation #gamification @SamuelOsborne93 Click To Tweet

#4 How to Ruin Your Company with One Bad Process

I am a giant advocate for technical founders running their own companies, but one consistent way that technical founders deeply harm their businesses is by screwing up the budgeting process. Yes, the budgeting process. How ridiculous is that? How does it happen and why is it particularly problematic for engineers? Read More…

Social Share Count:

Facebook Shares LinkedIn Shares Twitter Shares Pinterest Shares Google+ Shares Total Shares
2K 2.7 112 0 0 4.9K

Author and Website:

I unknowingly #gamified the #budgeting #process. #fintech #gamification #fail @a16z Click To Tweet

#5 Gamification – University of Pennsylvania | Coursera

Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively. Read More…

Social Share Count:

Facebook Shares LinkedIn Shares Twitter Shares Pinterest Shares Google+ Shares Total Shares
481 108 162 3 3K 3.7K

Author and Website:

This #course will #teach you the #mechanisms of #gamification. #elearning #edtech @kwerb Click To Tweet

Honorable Mentions:

#6 The full guide to classroom gamification

#7 Can Making a Game of Household Chores Improve Your Marriage?

#8 Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

#9 Pursuing Quests: How Digital Games Can Create a Learning Journey

#10 Brandtology founders team up to build ‘Fitbit for the mind’  

Previous Months:

2016

2015

 

Conclusion

Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015 Badge

For ranking in the top 5. The above mentioned authors and websites have been granted rights to use the Top 5 Gamification Articles December 2015 badge. The winners may use the badge in the following ways:

  • Display anywhere on the domain where the article was published and its social media sites.
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A web developer for over 25 years, specializing in WordPress and a Gamification expert. He teaches at colleges, conferences, seminars, and retreats with a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems. Creator of C.U.R.E. Problem Solving™ 4 Easy Steps. Dade authored: ISO/IEC/IEEE 23026 International Standard - Engineering and Management of Websites, Conquering Bible Interpretation, and 31 Days of Devotions for Dudes. A Navy Veteran, and a pastor at Calvary Chapel Wichita.
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