re: How do you feel about chasing internet points, badges and the gamification of everything? VIEW POST


This is tricky.

You are absolutely right that it plays on the psychological urge to get things done, to tick another box and move up a level. I sorta love it ... but sort of hate it.

In the context of I have a sneaky suspicion that it may encourage sup par posts that get lost because they are 'only ok' and get written because of oh-no-I-need-to-get-a-post-up-so-I-get-the-badge. But at the same time, it's the motivation to keep writing from New Year to now that helps people stay on that platform.


Yes, about that quality... I was fighting my sardonic tendencies with this post. I was very tempted to leave it as a single line post. Alas, my inner "but but but" voice, won, I attempted to provide something of value.

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