"turning the real world into a game...it's good but a little bit of a disaster"
building a new dodgeball-like thing after dodgeball got closed down -- trying to get people to use it by giving them points
- Jane McGonigal
- Nike Plus
- Nick Feltron, personal informatics
...points and scores everywhere
- people and dogs!
- inspired by the collecting of merit badges
mobility as prompted by unlocking and mayorships
using the idioms of foursquare to make political jokes
getting people to do things they wouldn't normally do
track history of movements
"what are you talking about? this is the most interesting dataset in the history of the planet!"
- using it for finding kid playdates, tracking geographic networks of relationships, using data to provide info for games
Q: Tom - how do you incentivize hanging out rather than going places?
"that was the problem with Dodgeball. For too long, it was hipsters drinking beer."
Trying to connect Foursquare to other data sources, such as GoodReads, Amazon, etc