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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start. Get to 1000 points to get a new BADGE. Get a Broadcaster badge.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

See that little teeny arrow next to your avatar? You can grab the G+ Widget from the right side of the page when you create your page or create your own with your Gplus avatar and a link to your new page. Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Some say it’s only for geeks and others say it’s a waste of time. How could we resist? Not yet.

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If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs , people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. So embrace the LOLCats, the fantasy football threads, the lunch discussions, and the custom avatars – at least your employees will be creating and sharing something with someone else. But media abundance never works that way.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Collectibles buy an account and get special badges like the Pro badge above. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked. Maybe nice avatars or backgrounds created by budding entrepreneurs and facilitated by Twitter? Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions.

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How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers.

Saying It Social

Foursquare awards points and badges when users check-in at locations (check-ins can be done via a mobile phone with internet access or a computer). Businesses can engage and reward consumers by providing deals and discounts to Foursquare users that hold certain badges for checking in and patronizing their business. Simply upload a generic avatar or cartoon/clip art picture and you’ve fulfilled the photo requirement! You will also notice that uploading a photo is an option. But, fear not! There is a solution! Get creative! Does your business implement Foursquare deals?

The Devolving Civility Situation

Geoff Livingston

Here’s a man they worshipped for years; seeking his attention, putting Alltop badges on their blogs, clamoring for pictures with him at conferences, and generally treating him like social media royalty. Says Jay critically, “Why go through the emotional toil of calling someone out face-to-face when we can hide behind our avatars and mobile devices?” So why bother?

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Simple things like completing profiles, putting actual pictures in for avatars and posting comments that don’t sound like they’ve been run through a PR filter can help achieve this effect. Making a leader board, developing badges, or another effort to reward participation with recognition in the community will be an important component of a world-class community. 8.

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Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Avatar : An Avatar is an image or username that represents a person online within forums and social networks. Users “check-in&# at venues using a mobile Web site, text messaging, or a device-specific application — they’re then awarded points and sometimes “badges.&# Users are called “residents&# and they interact with each other through avatars.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Credit for the contribution: avatars. One easy way to do this is to use avatars—thumbnail pictures of your members that appear alongside their contributions. ” The idea is that users will realize what they need to do to get the avatar to appear. Note: avoid using the word “avatar” since not everyone knows what it means. Awards, badges, and recognition.

Main Page - Social Patterns

designingsocialinterfaces.com

Identity (overview) Profile (Preferences, Claiming, Decorating, Faceted, Private Information) Reflectors Identity Cards Attribution Testimonial Avatar (Default Avatar, Multiple Avatars, Mood Expressions, Gravatar) Personal Dashboard Testimonials (or Personal Recommendations) Presence chapter title: We Are Here! Whats a pattern? Contents 1 Social Patterns & Best Practices 1.1 Principles 1.1.1 Fundamental Principles 1.2 Self 1.2.1 Engagement 1.2.2 Identity 1.2.3 Presence 1.2.4 Reputation 1.3 Activities 1.3.1 Collecting 1.3.2 Broadcasting & Publishing 1.3.3 Unported.

Main Page - Social Patterns

www.designingsocialinterfaces.com

Identity (overview) Profile (Preferences, Claiming, Decorating, Faceted, Private Information) Reflectors Identity Cards Attribution Testimonial Avatar (Default Avatar, Multiple Avatars, Mood Expressions, Gravatar) Personal Dashboard Testimonials (or Personal Recommendations) Presence chapter title: We Are Here! Whats a pattern? Contents 1 Social Patterns & Best Practices 1.1 Principles 1.1.1 Fundamental Principles 1.2 Self 1.2.1 Engagement 1.2.2 Identity 1.2.3 Presence 1.2.4 Reputation 1.3 Activities 1.3.1 Collecting 1.3.2 Broadcasting & Publishing 1.3.3 Unported.

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media

Socialized

The Brightkite timeline is nicely laid out and emphasizes people (avatars and names) over location. To become mayor, a user must also post a profile picture. ) As they collect points, they also get badges. Basically, a location-based application allows you to check in almost anywhere on the planet and broadcast that information. How Does It Know Where I Am? So What? Brightkite.

Social Media Puts F-U-N In Non Profit Fund Raising

Diva Marketing Blog

While I thought the little avatars were too cute and the game seemed fun what was intriguing was  (Lil) Green Patch is a fund raiser for The Nature Conservancy.  Sidebar : Be sure to check out the new blog Cool Green Science , (Lil) Green Patch Badges and of course the Facebook page. Idea: Auction/sell the opportunity for to help create or sponsor an avatar. Late to the party.

Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

It’s nicely designed, and it displays your Twitter avatar next to the tweets. Twitter Badges : This comes straight from the developers of Twitter: Flash badges intended to be displayed on your website, showing your latest Twitter posts TwitterBuzz is an interesting tool that turns Twitter into some sort of simple Digg. Then you can choose to follow them or not. What are others?