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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my new book SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.) http://t.co/tN8dShLIIW

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SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver an... http://t.co/xqPjCLT45K via @amazonThe SECRET of Alternate Health Realities (digital games) http://t.co/LMrE8DJOfFMy friend @tyfn continues his amazing self-portrait series: "Week 9 chemo complete: Keep moving" xoxo love you https://t.co/Qjp3tmRZT3It's the people's choice!! Vote for the most impactful video game in the Games for Change awards http://t.co/2JbA47JO8sCandy Crush Bender Causes Man to Rupture Tendon in Thumb -- and masks pain, suggesting pain relief benefits of games! http://t.co/eoRUxGd5s5Today's fascinating read: Scientists are currently roleplaying a potential asteroid impact to explore solutions http://t.co/ZCvG5PaodI
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@debcha @pomeranian99 ooh I want to read that now that I am a parent!! :)Anyone happen to know a good freelance dev w/ experience building custom Wordpress plugins? #networkappeal #deargodhelpme
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4/17
2015
@LaissezSquares my book reality is broken!"It happened: Grand Theft Auto V is running in VR" http://t.co/OeFHxQ16VC @avantgame
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalIf you're 18-24 & suffer from anxiety, please consider signing up for a study being run by a @USC_IMGD MFA candidate https://t.co/wMlJ5EKusP
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@EclipseTheRose Sounds like the beginning of an amazing future forecast or a new YA series :) :) :)Our daughter modified her Ariel toy into, quote, "Lex Luthor disguised as a mermaid to distract Superman." http://t.co/DTcb0cmAh3
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4/16
2015
I’m in awe of this neuroscientist who shaved her head to show students where brain regions are http://t.co/fqj9AfKoKa via @amyleerobinson
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@christophet17 @amazon nice!!!! Woo!! \o/ICYMI: When @avantgame was bedridden after a concussion, she turned her recovery into a game. http://t.co/yQ1A5Dtvjm
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalYOU could write the 200th review of Reality is Broken! :) http://t.co/RymhcKKyzF@nlh_rt that's so sad and so strong of them. Thank you for sharing that!@amyjokim lol aw thanks :)I love the idea of commemorating tragic events with acts of kindness. Imagine the net impact of 1000s of kind gestures in 1 city on 1 day.#OneBostonDay marks second anniversary of marathon bombing with banners and acts of kindness: http://t.co/wb3L6vsHcF http://t.co/Sv6Vi2ldbw
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4/15
2015
@davehogg that sounds right :)The data scientists calculated that I gesticulated 600+ times in 18 minutes πŸ™€ only @simonsinek and Temple Grandin had as high a rate πŸ˜„I am one of the top 3 all time gesticulators!! This came as NO surprise to me or my husband rofl. http://t.co/0zPfn0Ebbi via @HuffPostBizWe're giving away THE GOOD GUT (on sale 4/21) & @DanBarber's The Third Plate! (now in pb @penguinusa) RT to win! http://t.co/Kg7rHErXxq
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@ralphnardell that's some grade a sarcasm there Ralph!Tiny tinkerers construct their own hardware with this @Minecraft motherboard http://t.co/uFhVwFZ3eF http://t.co/MCwfLKnQfN
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal.@Questionor @kiyash that's actually quite accurate! It's a very hard theory of mind test!I am enlisting @kiyash's testimony that I solved Albert, Bernard and Cheryl's birthday maths problem with no hints!! http://t.co/vkxz5RyO6BThis guy is my new hero. https://t.co/l7mbn0UrRs@ibogost my main motivation is to see people call out misogynystic behavior on reality shows kind of like a social justice dopamine hit@ibogost but no one watches the same thing at same time as much so we have to go online to get that next day amplification and social glue@ibogost our reactions against others and relive/amplify positive emotions of viewing (like surprise, delight, humor, schadenfreude)@ibogost I read them. My hypothesis: They are a virtual water cooler since TV viewing is so fractured and time delayed. We want to check
4/14
2015
Vintage Ad of the day http://t.co/kAR8GmHxz8
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalAn emoji guide for PR people pitching me a story: Email πŸ˜€ Twitter πŸ˜• LinkedIn πŸ™… Facebook 😑 Instagram 😰 Snail mail 😡 Phone 😀 Phone + email πŸ’€
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@sdkstl @tomcoates @RickWolff @hughcartoons Tom I was going to retweet that at you and then I saw YOU retweeted it into my timeline lol πŸ˜€@michaelpollan I hope this is a mainstream reality when it's my time... Would love to be composted@realityblurred thought you would appreciate this :) https://t.co/x740YxlH5TGorgeous App Lets Kids Build Their Own Robots http://t.co/ntozgvGkc4
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalUsing #Fear, #Panic, and #PanicAttack #magicthegathering cards to treat severe #anxiety disorders :) @maro254 #SuperheroTherapy @wilw
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@haskell the next book will be! Recording it this summer :)What happens when space is as accessible as the web today? http://t.co/sUWMMNdBQu Our work w/ @arielwaldman & @avantgame featured in @make
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalYay! Our @IFTF forecasting game ripples into the future: NASA Approves Kicksat's Tiny DIY Satellites for 2nd Attempt http://t.co/ekTYNgW9lF@danielbrena perfect!!Perfect story to start the week with a smile & heartstrings tug: I want you to meet the nicest person on the internet http://t.co/T1urPLq7wq
4/13
2015
Learn how student doctors made games and changed lives on a budget w Professor Elena Bertozzi http://t.co/oBOrJjDryG #G4C15
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@matthewislife so true@nathanblack i stole it from the book pronoia!! :)Teaching Massively Multiplayer Thumbwrestling during today's intergenerational Sunday School about joy. Thanks, @avantgame!
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4/12
2015
Play is vitally important at any age. I can't believe it's not one of the cardinal virtues, like thrift or honesty.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe new Saturday night party. This one is already pooped! http://t.co/Clek0MLdKh
4/11
2015
@elanlee @roomescapeadven @eugene_lin @WhereTheHIsMatt @grahamismyname @owen_braun you escaped!!!!!! ::impressed::
4/10
2015
@Padmasree it wasn't me I swear 😳 it was these two!! http://t.co/TolCOsAhkJ@G33kGrrly omg they gave me a new laptop because they could not diagnose specific problem lol lol lol!!!! http://t.co/lbSC44hqbBThank you AppleCare. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ check out the list of what they fixed on my laptop.... Is this a high score?? http://t.co/QNIthVrkUf
4/9
2015
On the verge of an epic win @motherboard @avantgame @ian_birnbaum @IGDA http://t.co/Un4B8QnMS6 #gamingforgood
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalNew study: "Synchrony is a glue that brings people together-it's a magical connector." http://t.co/uE4m7Vb8xl -1 reason I love group fitness
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe first FDA approved game? It's coming... Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morning http://t.co/Yuu8Hz92nr
4/8
2015
@waxpancake Omg I know. I HATED that. Hate read to the end but augh.@waxpancake as if a girl with a scar should feel so blessed that a dude can see her as beautiful@waxpancake oh yeah and he name checks 5000 dudes and no womenWant drunk people to stop littering? Turn the process of throwing away trash into a game: http://t.co/SkRSYkJhd2 http://t.co/UP3UHL9Dtv
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalSmiling Changes How You View the World http://t.co/itMDa9WRdw via @thescienceofus@parvatishallow awesome :) I bet you'd love my twin @kellymcgonigal's TED talk too she is a fellow yoga meditation instructor and scientist!@MylesNye oh and Jenn of course!!!@MylesNye yes!! Not at first but we have caught up. Caroline and Tyler for me! You?@parvatishallow ah!! 😊thank you for the follow. I've been a fan of yours for years πŸ˜€Jane McGonigal & @jenhaley1000 on pitfalls & possibilities of virtual experience http://t.co/aiVi7ZZjNN #TheNether @royalcourt @avantgame
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalWe're excited to announce our keynote speaker is world-renowned game designer and NY Times bestselling author Jane McGonigal! @avantgame
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@shelbypiechotta it is in the TED talk already! Listen closely surely someone in your class can catch the moment where I explain it?
4/7
2015
You got to appreciate their honesty. http://t.co/dxlNZDucJg
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalHow it feels to start a new RPG and don't know how to properly min-max yet. http://t.co/egR9LMYhka
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@SuperBetter wants me to share my fave baby animal: here's an itty bitty octopus! @avantgame http://t.co/nCMuPyQtLj
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@molbarton @ChuckWendig @HOKAONEONE and they are on sale now!!! πŸ˜€@shanarosenberg I hear that. Me too this AM.@shanarosenberg awww. I hope your world gets happier today. I know what you mean though.@ChuckWendig you are inspiring me to try @HOKAONEONE I have been struggling with low mileage due to plantar fasciitis for a few months!mondays can be hard. Let's hold each other close. http://t.co/OjFJRK1E51β€œIt is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
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4/6
2015
How the dinosaurs really went extinct http://t.co/AAIBZPkpoz
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@amypunt @SuperBetter you have a way with words :)@SuperBetter @avantgame Self-Help has always felt a burden. This is different, fun, effective, science driven. It feels like freedom!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalFinding the most impactful video games with a higher calling: @mashable on the #G4C15 Awards http://t.co/iOuaUwouxh http://t.co/iZ0rEiDomP
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@warrenellis I LIKE THIS PLAN@melissadecapua @SuperBetter aha! What an amazing idea. Let's chat!! I will follow you so we can DM@Kiyash β€œ@fullbright: reading The Wire pitch document. It's amazingly forward with its stated grand thematic ambition http://t.co/3y3IclCB1R@krainboltgreene @MortuaryReport well done
4/5
2015
pre-shower, post-formaldehyde shower hair. please, for the love of dog, someone draw me as a super villain http://t.co/y83hbLCYpJ
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@meilufay so sleepy that I made a :( instead of a :) omg lol@rje7 wow amazing!! Today is tilden and sibley's due date so we celebrating them finally reaching term :) happy bday to @ozzieandgeorgie!!@meilufay that's exactly what I feel like on my couch with the babies right now :(http://t.co/ACzMwHDpJj
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal@Miranda_July yes do it :)@pgeuder the creative instinct should be nurtured not panicked about!@G33kGrrly !!!!???Science: Video games boost skills, 1 hr/day yields important benefits, but more than 3 hrs/day harmful: 2 new studies http://t.co/DTpA8ZB6yd
4/4
2015
@armin_gross donkey kong one is hilarious :)No appearance from the #blackdog this year. Impossible to even imagine this 5 months ago. #SuperBetter @AvantGame
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4/3
2015
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