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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco-ish

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my new book SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.)

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New study: walking improves your mood even if you think it won't.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalSweetgreens has a reward app and just opened near my office. I am going to be Black level VIP this year 😝😝😝😝 @dine_and_dash aaaaaa I'm so jealous!!! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!! Run to the south end of the island on the black lava trail!! @FearlessTrev I'm on six now! @sharkyire congratulations on the big move!!!!Excited for @avantgame's keynote yet?? Audience will play a game, it's 2026 and education is a currency...
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @EdTechCaitlin to be fair that was a reply to someone else by you or the public :) @gabbyjugarap awesome!!Finishing our assignment from @avantgame -giving Nico some extra love! After all it's #TakeYourKidToWorkDay #BYKTWD
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalFour easy miles at the track to test my knee... No pain! Still tight and no hills for now but YAY've just taken a few minutes to boost my physical and mental resilience! Didn't even need to leave the office! #superbetter
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @awallgames lol! I wonder why that isWhat 'Choose Your Own Adventure' taught me about decision-making @laurabrarian @charliejane GREAT BOOK!! @carolynn that's a great point!! :) @GlennF @ChuckWendig oh yeah it's way more impressive a story than that dumb chick fantasy like 50 Shade of Grey not the SAME AT ALL :) @ChuckWendig IT'S THE BEST BOOK EVER if you love to feel smart when you recognize references AND don't mind the absolute exclusive of women! @ChuckWendig oh yeah and it references 500 people who contributed to tech and science and arts in the 1980s and THEY ARE ALL MEN @ChuckWendig AND the other girl has a face scar which makes her unlovable except for the hero dude the ONLY ONE who can see she's not ugly @ChuckWendig BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING BLACK WOMEN WANT TO BE MORE IN VIRTUAL REALITY THAN A WHITE GUY @ChuckWendig ALSO YOU'RE A WOMAN AND THERE IS ACTUALLY A GIRL IN THAT BOOK!!! IN FACT TWO, BUT THE BLACK ONE PRETENDS TO BE A WHITE GUY @EdTechCaitlin it's heartwrenching but a wonderful depiction of compassionOH MY GOD IT JUST HAPPENED AGAIN @Wikisteff also: HI STEF!! how are ya :) @Wikisteff no!!! i'll be okay in a couple weeks hopefully @avantgame Hahaha you're right—it's almost impressive in its perfect wrongness
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @robinsloan I KNOOOOW. Like you could literally not make a worse suggestion based on that information. hahahahaLike, what could be more opposite taste?!?! I know, I know. I like games. So forget anything else I say and recommend Ready Player One LOLI want to point out the hilarity of 10 people replying to "My fave book last year was A Little Life. Recommendations?" w/Ready Player One @SashaDryden yes i've been wondering about that series!! i've tried a sample @lindatdarcy yes, loved that! @EdTechCaitlin lol I feel like A Little Life and Ready Player One are basically the most opposite books you could pick :) @PeterAbraham oh yeah, definitely a fave!!! @SheridaCharles yes love that author and that book! maybe I should look for a Patchett I haven't read yet
@calsamson wow Faber book sounds amazing and I totally missed it!! thank yoU!!I want to read a new(ish) book, literary fiction, not primarily about someone murdered or dying. Fave book last year: A Little Life. advice? @mpesce @ramez @brainpicker @LincolnCenter amen G that!always a good reminder: Why you should never ask to pick someone's brain @gp2k I know!! We were just talking about that. Clippers v warriors next round will be very benchy :)WARRIORS. (Favorite if you're watching too!)
Good night :) money is on Tetris. @HillaryClinton can you verify?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @jeffreytambor such great advice! I think of it daily. So thank you. @jeffreytambor no matter what seems frustrating or annoying about this work enjoy everything because you're lucky to do it & it doesn't last @jeffreytambor likewise honored! My husband & I quote your 2012 @SXSW master class almost every day; you gave the advice "enjoy everything"Check out the #SXSWedu keynote playlist! Includes @avantgame @BillGates @CharlesBest @jeffreytambor & more. [VIDEO]
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @tmhall99 @xeni well said! @sla_shalafi I would never sign exclusive copyright/IP of an idea I come up with any setting ever, like never never never ever @GlennF it's so absurd. it's bad legal strategy. @GlennF the whole contract defines me as work-for-hire, even though I'm being interviewed as an expert.. @victa20 right, injured!! LOL so it's rage tweets for me ha ha ha ha @GlennF last year I spent $3000 on a lawyer to prove I still had IP rights to something it was so frustrating!! @GlennF I know, I don't even think they realize what the contract actually says, but I've been in IP battles before and it's not pretty @avantgame Maybe send it back after making origami cranes out of each page and writing "lol no" on each one
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @adigoesswimming hahaha yes! @samgavin5 @kristensays (ah something brilliant no doubt!)"Want to write about about your research some day? Can't! We asked you about that research and now WE own exclusive copyright/IP rights"Would anyone ever sign a contract like that? To be interviewed about your area of expertise? It's crazy. Apparently others have signed itAND THEN WE OWN THE COPYRIGHT/IP TO EVERYTHING YOU SAID FOREVER AND IF YOU EVER WANT TO USE THOSE IDEAS AGAIN YOU NEED PERMISSION.unbelievable contract I was just asked to sign: In exchange for $3000, we interview you for 2 days about your work...(ok sounds good so far) @tgdfweb @DanielSolis genius!! @DeenaAnreise @tferriss @4hourworkweek I'm a Tim Ferriss fan!! Have been for a decade :) @avantgame I can't wait for the future where we all have our own bots just to manage these sorts of emails.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI am terrible person that way AND I DON'T CARE. :)Let me be clear. I IGNORE MORE THAN HALF OF THE EMAILS I RECEIVE. My inbox has 24,584 unread messages. I don't feel obligated to reply.Same with email. "I have a way to contact someone, therefore I should just do that and expect them to communicate with me."Email is like comment sections. When comments were added to everything, suddenly we're all encouraged to think "my opinion matters. ALWAYS"Sometimes I just want to reply to people: USE COMMON SENSE. IF AM IGNORING YOUR EMAILS I AM TOO BUSY TO DEAL WITH THIS find another way.ARGH. EMAIL. Just because you have my email address does not mean that I am obligated to respond to every little request. ::Grouch::aaaaah so sad but seems legit: Your Dog Hates Hugs via @thescienceofus
with my luck, watch the second episode be about a patient with a seemingly sprained knee that is actually a deadly tapeworm lol @FearlessTrev well it's not terrible.... see what you think!!tonight I'm going to find out if the pilot of House, a show I've never seen, holds up after years of golden-age TV #NetflixAndRestMySpraina little late, but really good: The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2015 via @forbes dad delivered an epic takedown of North Carolina's anti-trans bathroom bill
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @avantgame I half-figured you created these! It's your research in action! The world's catching on to play :)
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalSan Francisco's first automated restaurant is 'pure magic' via @techinsider @skenatron @Sheryl67 omg awesome lol @skenatron which as you may knew was immortalized in my pax east keynote! @skenatron hahah! Well that was an unforgettable resolution :)This is (genuinely) brilliant. Why we should all learn to use (rather than panic over) the Arabic word "inshallah"
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWhat Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? Interesting article on #basicincome
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @copystar it is there'fore mandatory to acknowledge you are awesomely of service to humanity!! @skenatron you deserve it!! @skenatron @Penguicon @mc_frontalot congratulations Chair!!!
@kellymcgonigal thought you would appreciate this! @AshSogla @ChuckWendig ha!! @McBenefit I'm in dc next month!! @jessesingal @GlennF genius @amdietrich welcome home anna!! @MortuaryReport ah mazing!!' @ChuckWendig who won the immunity idolAnd yes I got to read it way early and you're pre-ordering it, but trust me, you should just click buy and wait for genius to arrive :)This book by @ibogost is my favorite book on games since Theory of Fun. GET IT! Play Anything via @amazon @csittenfeld two showers a week-- yes that sounds like my life and I will embrace it until the babies go to preschool :)Whoo! Our #GameofThrones Psychology is #1 on Amazon followed by our #DoctorWho Psychology in 3rd. #PsychGeeks
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @daphne_mir @ABCPolitics @tedcruz @ysperanza thanks Ygor!! @yellowjkt awesome!!! good luck !!negative game - how the create a demoralizing feedbackloop @avantgame
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