I found this interesting post on the Zynga blog. Zynga is the company that developed the game Farmville. I found the helpfulness score to be very interesting, I love the idea of encouraging students to have good citizenship. I wonder what it would take to develop something similar for our classrooms. Amusing is the line “clobbered with kindness.” In trying to be altruistic, you are secretly competing and trying to show your superiority over others. Honestly, this does not bother me, but goes to show how some students would react positively towards a little “friendly” competition.