Episode 23: Freemium is the term used to describe a business model which offers a base service for free with the option to pay for additional services. Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and mobile games like Candy Crush are some of the preeminent examples of this model. Kelli and Josué explore the value of free, micro-transactions, expectations, exploitation, and many other facets of the freemium ecosystem.
Episode 22: Could you spend 10 days without your phone and no internet access? Josué just got back from doing just that… and he survived! Kelli and Josué discuss going off the grid and what pros and cons there may be to taking some time off from your favorite tech.
Episode 21: Last week, Kelli and Josué dove into Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal. Because of the scope of the book and the influence it’s had on both hosts, one episode was simply not enough. In part II, Kelli and Josué share their personal experiences with SuperBetter, discuss happiness hacks, and look forward to a future shaped by games.
Episode 20: In anticipation of her new book ‘Superbetter’ this is part one of our two-part discussion of Jane McGonigal’s ‘Reality is Broken’, a book that has been very influential to both Kelli and Josué. We discuss why reality is broken, how games can help fix it, what the book means to us, and how the world has changed since the book was published.
Episode 19: Can smartphone tracking predict GPA? Kelli and Josué review the 2015 StudentLife Study which used smartphones to passively and actively track the health and habits of 48 Dartmouth students throughout their 10 week semester.
Episode 18: This week we dive into crowdsourcing and the different motivations people have for giving their time and/or money to strangers on the internet.