The Top 20 list is published each month to report how Digital Journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists interact in an online media network.
"Digital Journal's gamification project brings an important layer of excitement to what our contributors do," said Chris Hogg, CEO, Digital Journal. "It also lets us understand how people consume and interact with our media network.”
Digital Journal's gamification project tracks and reports activity of contributors on Digital Journal. Recording actions such as quantity of articles published, frequency of visit and level of engagement, Digital Journal rewards points and badges to individual contributors based on the amount of their activity. The members who stay the most active in the month are then rewarded with a "Power User" badge.
In addition to creating incentive for contributors to participate in the social news network, Digital Journal's gamification project aims to showcase talent and create a level of transparency that gives an open look at how people interact with a news organization and how user-generated content is valuable in the wider news ecosystem.
In no particular order, Digital Journal's May 2012 Power Users include:
Digital Journal compiles data on a monthly basis and resets the points at the beginning of each month when a new competition begins. More info on Digital Journal's gamification project can be found here. If you would like to compete for a top spot on Digital Journal, simply sign up for an account and start contributing! It's that simple.
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