Is Reality Broken?

Is Reality Broken?originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider– also, for more on the challenges with gamification, read the previous piece The Motivation Bubble   Is reality broken? I’ve been grappling with the idea ever since reading “Reality is Broken” by Jane McGonigal, who argues that games provide a better, more motivating version of life […]

How Xbox Puts Connecting Into Kinect

Originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider Throughout Friday, the comments kept piling up on my Facebook photos: Sister: Dave…what is going on over there?? Friend: Huh? Colleague: What are these? I saw other people posting this kinect stuff today as well… Friend: Holy crap. THAT IS INTENSE!!! Colleague: My form is impeccable. Colleague: I […]

Arming My Mafia At 7-Eleven

Originally published in MediaPost If, decades from now, I lie on my deathbed having flashbacks of some of the more humiliating moments of my life, then last week's encounter at a 7-Eleven will be one of them. It was at such an establishment on East 23rd Street in Manhattan where a young, amiable staff member […]