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[BRIEF NOTE] On my confusing involvement with Facebook Editor

I don’t quite know how I happened getting in so deep with Facebook Editor. I have always been annoyed to find, whenever I’ve checked in on Facebook or Instagram to a particular location, that other people have assigned incorrect names to a particular location–misspellings, the wrong names, sometimes altogether the wrong information–so maybe it was happenstance. I don’t think it was a matter of my being caught by the complicated ranking system of people participating in Facebook Editor. Maybe I simply was bored and saw no reason not to help Facebook in its crowdsourcing of fixing locations.

(Click.)

Whatever combination of factors got me into Facebook Editor, named above or missed somehow by me, I have gotten deep. Right now, I apparently have 387 points. (What are these points, exactly? Dunno.) That leaves me ranking second among the 83 friends who’ve participated in Facebook, increasingly far ahead of most of them and catching up to leader Bernard. I guess this is good.

I may be overthinking this, but I wonder if this reflects something about the human mind. Can we be enticed to do anything so long as it’s presented in the format of a game? That seems to be the case for me. Is this something we should encourage?

Now, if you excuse me, I have to finish my ascent to Level 25. Just 72 edits to go!

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Written by Randy McDonald

December 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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