Addictive Apps, Games and the Workplace
I couldn't resist the temptation to write a sarcastic spot about the Flappy Birds.
If you cannot live without this app I'm sorry about the next part of this post.
If you're like others I know you'll see the humor.
I will confess, I did download the game only after read articles about the developer.
It's either the best marketing plan I have seen in a very long time or one of the strangest methods of saying “I'm Sorry for wasting your time.”
Do I believe it's a waste of time playing games on your smartphone?
Yes, matter of fact, I watched two co-workers play for 3 hours at work while I was working and at one point I asked them to answer the phone only to get “Ok, give me a minute.”
Now, I'm not going to make this about politics but I will make this about network policy.
The BYOD or Bring Your Own Device to work plan isn't going to work unless you teach your workers how to actually work from a smart-phone and tablet.
Follow the new guides "Training the Gamers" and you might find you'll have a more productive workplace in the end.
Don't limit your time here, think of it has one of your games that you visit a couple of times each day.
Here's my Google Plus post on the subject.
My HUMOR: Internet Games soon to have "WARNING LABEL" rating the "Addictive" properties.
After reading the articles I decided to conduct my own test to determine if a game like Flappy Birds could be addictive.
I selected 2 test subjects and had disclaimers in hand.
(I signed one and my girlfriend signed the second.)
Test subject 1.
Hit the first pillar 5 out of 5 times and uninstalled the game.
Test subject 2.
Made it to the second pillar and lost interest. Uninstalled the game.
After completing the Flappy Birds addiction test all devices were scanned for any trace amounts of fun. Nothing was found in either the bluetooth or phone.
My test conclusion is as follows.
Some will become addicts to games while others are more suited as dealers.
Come here little game addict, I have an .apk that will fix you right up!
ha ha ha....