Super Mario unseats Gamification Gabe from the top of the Gamification Gurus

It had to happen sooner or later. Gabe has been ousted from the top spot by Mario “Super Mario” Herger.

I put it down to excellent use of Memecube by Mario during Gsummit where he quietly racked up a number of #gamification retweets and @mentions…

Anyway well done to everyone else who participated (and a photo of the Gurus at the Gsummit is coming soon).

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Rank Name
1 = Mario Herger
@mherger
2 Gabe Zichermann
@gzicherm
3 Andrzej Marczewski
@daverage
4 Kevin Werbach
@kwerb
5 Caroline Japic
@carolinejapic
6 Tyler Altrup
@tyleraltrup
7 Sergio Jiménez
@sjimenezarenas
8 Yu-kai Chou
@yukaichou
9 Kris Duggan
@kduggan
10 Rajat Paharia
@rajatrocks
11 Toby Beresford
@tobyberesford
12 Roman Rackwitz
@romanrackwitz
13 Scott Sinclair
@sinclair300584
14 Marigo Raftopoulos
@marigo
15 Ian Bogost
@ibogost
16 José Carlos Cortizo
@josek_net
17 Barry Kirk
@barrykirk
18 Sebastian Deterding
@dingstweets
19 Achint Nigam
@achintngm
20 Kelly Kampen
@kellykampen
21 Jane McGonigal
@avantgame
22 Semin Ozmorali
@seminozmorali
23 Scott Dodson
@gamebiz
24 Guy Stephens | @guy1067
@guy1067
25 Gamifier
@gamifier1
26 JesseSchell
@jesseschell
27 Scott Golas
@scott_golas
28 R Ray Wang
@rwang0
29 Jorge Simoes
@jmapsimoes
30 Janaki Mythily Kumar
@janakikumar
31 Mike Martoccia
@mmartoccia
32 Michael Wu Ph.D.
@mich8elwu
33 Robert
@robzepeda
34 Steven L. Johnson
@stevenljohnson
35 Javier Arquelladas
@javiarquelladas
36 Dennis Crowley
@dens
37 Thijs de Vries
@thijsdevries
38 Buster Benson
@busterbenson
39 Wes Wu
@systematichr
40 Thomas Power
@thomaspower
41 Humberto Cervera
@game_brains
42 Seth Priebatsch
@sethpriebatsch
43 Keith Smith
@chiefdoorman
44 Tom Chatfield
@tomchatfield
45 Priscilla Haring
@theprisca
46 Jon Radoff
@jradoff
47 Bart Hufen
@barthufen
48 Helen Routledge
@helenroutledge
49 Trapper Markelz
@trappermarkelz
50 Matt Foster
@mhfoster
51 Sudarshan (Suds)
@mrgamify
52 Klaus Klaus
@caligula111
53 Raf Keustermans
@raf_keustermans
54 Kes Sampanthar
@kessampanthar
55 Nicholas Lovell
@nicholaslovell
56 Karl Kapp
@kkapp
57 Bob Marsh
@bobmarsh5
58 Mariann Hardey
@thatdrmaz
59 Juan J. F. Valera Mariscal
@valeramariscal
60 Mario Götz
@nimonsta
61 Luca Massaro
@weplayco
62 Jeroen van Mastrigt
@jrnvm
63 Jordi Almirall
@jordialmirall
64 Lucía Gutiérrez G.
@galachitaa
65 Katie Piatt
@katiepiatt
66 Madhusudan Rao
@madhugr
67 Nicolas Babin
@nicochan33
68 Steve Peters
@vpisteve
69 Compartia
@compartiasl
70 willempje
@vrinses
71 Tommy Lee
@pikopoki
72 Jeff Malek
@jpmalek
73 gamesbrief
@gamesbrief
74 ThomasBCN
@thomasbcn
75 Elle Waters
@nethermind
76 Ben Kirman
@benki
77 Amy Jo Kim
@amyjokim
78 Michael Fergusson
@fergusson
79 Anthony Williams
@gamifried
80 Sergey
@ligeo
81 Niels | DTDID
@dtdid
82 Nathan Lands
@nathanlands
83 Fredrik Torstensson
@ftorstensson
84 Rutgerteunissen
@rutgerteunissen
85 Aurelien Leftick
@aleftick
86 VincentBoon
@vincentboon
87 Ryan Elkins
@ryane
88 Life is a game
@welivetoplay
89 Kam Star
@playgen
90 ashok pundit
@ashokpundit
91 Carrie Peters
@carriepeters
92 Brian Burke
@brian__burke
93 Josh Kramer
@joshkramernyc
94 Judd Antin
@juddantin
95 Pug Pharm
@pugpharm
96 endafk
@endafk
97 Felipe Carvalho
@felipetcarvalho
98 Michael Meder
@michameder
99 Paulina Bozek
@paulinabees
100 Nitesh Ambuj
@tweetgyan


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Toby Beresford

Toby is founder and CEO of Rise the success tracking network to track, publish and share success. He was the 2013 chair of Gamfed.com - the International Gamification Confederation and organises the UK Gamifiers meetup. As a gamification leader, he speaks at conferences and hosts workshops. Follow him on twitter @tobyberesford and Subscribe to this blog at Gamification Of Work blog feed

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  • Kartik Sanghavi

    Never seen such a shallow gamification of respected gamification leaders. Just by being mentioned it tweeter ranks you up? Is that all it takes to be a gamification Guru?

    What about Amy Jo Kim? Jesse Schell at the bottom? Jane McGonigal?

    Such mindless PBLfication is a threat to the community at this sensitive state of peaking the hype cycle.

    • Hi Kartik

      It’s actually more nuanced than you state in your comment.

      The gurus list reflects current influence from multiple metrics which are weighted differently. We include Klout score, Twitter activity on #gamification, Youtube views and Blog post comments to make the calculation.

      Amy Jo has left Klout which reduces her scoring potential though she got into the Gurus top 40 recently despite this. Jane McGonigal was at the top of the Gamification Gurus when it started back in October 2011 but has since dropped off. I think this reflects the changing nature of the industry – those who started at the top of the list are no longer communicating and teaching as effectively as others who have taken their place.

      Inevitably any such automated ranking will suffer from lack of signals, but I think this is better, and more gamified, than a purely subjective list.

      I would welcome suggestions for other signals we can include on the list to make it a more accurate reflection of who the true ‘gurus’ teaching and evangelizing about gamification are.

      Cheers

      Toby

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