"I think video games are a great kind of entertainment. They have replaced a lot of games people normally play with their friends and neighbours, like Monopoly." -Uwe Boll http://gamificationnation.com/ #gamification
7 ways games engage the brains: 1. XP bars measure progress. 2. Multiple long and short term goals. 3. Rewards for effort. 4. Rapid, frequent, clear feedback. 5. An element of uncertainty. 6. Windows of enhanced engagement. 7. Other people!
Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination
Tim Wu on a new rule that violates Obama’s promise of net neutrality: “It threatens to make the Internet just like everything else in American society: unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.”
Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens
Dictators in the Age of Instagram
Emily Greenhouse on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Instagram feed, and dictators in the age of social media: "What does a social-media company do when a user known to be attacking civilians is blasting out feel-good content?"