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March 9th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Online game aims to solve real problems

(CNN) – You may not know it, but that co-worker sitting in the cube next to you could be a mighty warrior, a hero to thousands in an online universe.

We're talking about a new game that hopes to harness leadership qualities people develop in their cyber lives to change the real world. On Tuesday's American Morning we spoke to Jane McGonigal, creative director of the online game Evoke.

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  1. Sandra Biggs

    Take a look at the tutorial for a new audio program "" and listen to the tutorial...they even advise the user how to get around the employer's efforts to control social network.

    March 10, 2010 at 12:17 am |
  2. Sandra Biggs

    Saving the world "on company time." I hope employers take a good look at evoking a game "evoke" at saving the world , especially when it affects their bottom line and employee productivity. Do a story on the loss of productivity in the workplace where everyone is everywhere they shouldn't be to do the job they were hired to, twitter, facebook, blogs, music, chatlines, dating services, videos, their anyone, anyone at all disturbed by this trend because I certainly am and since being unemployed am willing to put in the hours of "work" to make it happen.

    One report I recently read said employees spend 3.5 hrs just on blogs not including the aforementioned, which at the very least would bring it to as high as six hours. How does an employer oversee such abuse? Its overwhelming. If companies need it, hire a person, a team a department to do all the social networking related to their business.

    Problem medias do not want to report on it because so much of it is the way they fill their news, real journalists have got to be affected by it as well as well as credibility and editibility...objectivity and non-bias is still paramount where I'm concerned on credible news stories....anyone at cnn care to give it more than a few sentences?

    March 10, 2010 at 12:15 am |