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Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement. Benefits of creating a badge system Creating a badge system isn’t easy.

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Monopoly Launches ‘Save Your Token’ Campaign on Facebook

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And there are “support badges” for each token that fans can upload to show their support and persuade friends to vote ( ClickZ ). Monopoly is using Facebook and Twitter to get fans excited about a change in the classic board game.

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Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

Lanyrd uses your Twitter account to effectively crowdsource conference information and it’s working. I’d love to see a more user friendly badge feature to give bloggers an easy way to implement dynamic content to their sites regarding their conference participation. It seems like almost every day more and more cool sites are popping up taking advantage of the social web.

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. "Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals."

The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

You’ll see an example of those disclosure “badges” at the bottom of this post. I was having dinner with a friend at the National Speakers Association conference a few days ago.

Main Page - Social Patterns

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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Sign In to Participate Meta Conversation Forums (Moderation) Talk It Up Public Conversations Private Conversation (Nudging, Whisper, Backchannel) Group Conversation (Public and Private) Arguments Flamewars Vendettas Sock-Puppets Collaboration chapter title: Barnraising Collaboration Manage Project Voting Collaborative Editing Edit This Page The Wiki Way Unbook Crowdsourcing Social Media chapter title: Social Media Junkies Unite!

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Oli Gardner reveals key tactics for converting social media followers into buyers, from using a landing page with a clear call to action and offering “social proof&# through badges and widgets to optimizing post-conversion opportunities. To help out, Sean Horrigan has compiled this glossary of social media terms from aggregator, blogs and crowdsourcing to thumbstream, widget and wikis.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Crowdsourcing : A combination of the words crowd and outsourcing, it refers to asking a question via social media and collecting answers from your various communities and users.

Main Page - Social Patterns

designingsocialinterfaces.com

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Sign In to Participate Meta Conversation Forums (Moderation) Talk It Up Public Conversations Private Conversation (Nudging, Whisper, Backchannel) Group Conversation (Public and Private) Arguments Flamewars Vendettas Sock-Puppets Collaboration chapter title: Barnraising Collaboration Manage Project Voting Collaborative Editing Edit This Page The Wiki Way Unbook Crowdsourcing Social Media chapter title: Social Media Junkies Unite!

Anatomy of a Great PR Pitch

Geoff Livingston

I am particularly interested because of this point from your post yesterday : “It’s time for the popularity-based charity craze to evolve into a much more productive form of crowdsourcing that can better benefit society sans social network spam.&#.