Multiplayer Labor

Turning traditional work into fun competition.

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http://www.chorewars.com
Chore Wars lets you claim experience points for household chores. By getting other people in your house or workplace to sign up to the site, you can assign experience point rewards to individual tasks and chores, and see how quickly each of you levels up.


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New York Times: Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/science/earth/31compete.html?_r=3
Last April, it began sending out statements to 35,000 randomly selected customers, rating them on their energy use compared with that of neighbors in 100 homes of similar size that used the same heating fuel. The customers were also compared with the 20 neighbors who were especia lly efficient in saving energy. Customers who scored high earned two smiley faces on their statements. “Good” conservation got a single smiley face. Customers like Mr. Dyer, whose energy use put him in the “below average” category, got frowns, but the utility stopped using them after a few customers got upset.