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article imageDigital Journal launches Achievement & Badge program to showcase top talent

By Digital Journal Staff     Sep 19, 2011 in Internet
Who is the most active member on Digital Journal? Who uploads the most original photography? Who comments most often?
Today Digital Journal is happy to introduce a new badge and Achievement program that showcases top talent and the most active members, giving everyone the chance to compete for top spots.
Top contributors will be showcased more prominently across the digital media network and earn badges for reaching certain milestones and accomplishing various tasks.

How it works:

Digital Journal members can perform actions across the Digital Journal network such as posting news articles and blogs, uploading images and connecting to Facebook. Each member is given a certain number of points for completing actions and the people with the most points and who are most active can earn badges.
Also, every Digital Journal member is now ranked in order based on how active they are and how much they have contributed to the Digital Journal network. A leaderboard with the Top 50 members can be found here.
To view a person's rank, points and badges simply click on their name. From here you can see how that person earned his or her points and who they are beating in the ranks. Points and Achievements are updated regularly to reflect activity in each calendar month and everything is reset at the start of the month to begin a new competition.
Digital Journal is launching its Achievements reward program with seven Achievements up for grabs, and the company will add more Achievements in the future.


The following Achievements are being announced at launch (a full list of who has earned each Achievement is here):
(1.) Power User The most active Digital Journal members who have earned the most points this month. Points are earned from doing various activities such as uploading articles, posting blogs, connecting to Facebook and receiving "Likes" on uploaded content this month.
(2.) Top Editor Digital Journal members who have submitted revisions on news articles that were approved. These are the top editors with the most approved edits.
(3.) Top Photographer Digital Journal members who have submitted the most original photos this month.
(4.) Top Commenter Digital Journal members who have commented the most this month.
(5.) Top Blogger Digital Journal members who have published the most blogs this month.
(6.) Top Content Producer Digital Journal members who have received the highest number of Likes on their content this month.
(7.) Million Pageviews Given to Digital Journal members who have received more than 1 million pageviews on their content.
To see a list of how many points each action is worth, bookmark this page.
The most coveted Achievement is the Power User reward, an honour that identifies the most active and prolific Digital Journal members. Because the Power User spot is the most difficult to maintain and earn each month, Digital Journal will reward Power Users with the following additional benefits:
• A special Power User badge will appear on the person's profile page.
• Digital Journal Staff will promote and profile Power Users.
• Power Users will be listed in the TopFinds roundup each week.
• Content uploaded by Power Users will be featured and promoted frequently via Digital Journal's Facebook and Twitter pages.
• Power Users can participate in private chats with Digital Journal staff members to offer feedback, provide input on new features and maintain a direct line of communication with decision-makers behind the scenes.
• Digital Journal will issue a press release each month to showcase and promote Power Users.
• Power Users will be promoted and featured to new members when they sign up to the site as Suggested Users to follow.
• Digital Journal will also promote Power Users via the company's sister site, Future of Media.
For Power Users, The above benefits will be given to Digital Journal members for one month after earning the Achievement (i.e. a person who earns a Power User badge in September will be given the above additional privileges in the month of October).
All Achievements will be reset each month to allow new people a chance to earn a badge for each action.
What do you think of the new badge and Achievement program? Post a comment below!
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