Marriott Launches Xplor: Worlds First Social Mobile Travel Game

Sean Bryant
  • By Sean Bryant
  • Misc
  • August 15, 2013

Marriott is paving the way in customer engagement by creating the travel industry’s first online travel game to engage new and current customers. The game is part of Marriott’s innovation strategy intended to reach a new generation of travelers.

Xplor

 

Xplor, a mobile travel game (currently only available on iOS App Store) allows users of all ages to ‘explore’ the world by visiting 5 gateway cities while challenging them to complete tasks, puzzles, answer trivia questions and compete with others for Marriott Rewards points redeemable at more than 3700 hotels across the globe.

Players travel the world to top tourist destinations, learning cultural differences, experiencing new foods and customs while collecting items, obtaining stamped passports, friending other users and chatting live while sharing and collaborating to solve Xplor’s many challenges.

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Twitter Abuse Reporting Protocol Increases

Anne Collier
  • By Anne Collier
  • Misc
  • August 8, 2013

Twitter Abuse

Now that more than a quarter of US teens use Twitter, according to the Pew Internet Project, parents might want to know that Twitter has upgraded its abuse-reporting process. Apparently in response to a series of serious threats in Twitter aimed at women journalists in the UK, Twitter is “cracking down” on abusive behavior Continue reading

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Disney & Common Sense Media Tackle Internet Safety

Sean Bryant

We here at Inversoft take children’s online safety seriously. We continuously work to update and develop new solutions to keep up with the ever expanding, trend changing world of ours. Our commitment is solely based on providing the safest and most engaging online experience for every age and demographic while providing the online property the means to protect their brand and user at the same time.

Internet Safety

Many questions arise on how to educate the younger generation as well as the parent in best practices when engaging online. With so many avenues and resources, it can be difficult to find the best and most receptive approach.

Inversoft is extremely happy to announce a source of information that will engage, teach, and entertain.

Disney has teamed with Common Sense Media to help kids and tweens understand the importance of online safety while providing families with the ‘tips and tools’ to safely navigate the digital world. The hit series “Dog With A Blog” will be airing an episode directed around online safety.

The episode “My Parents Posted What?!,” shines light on the importance of understanding social networks and the repercussions that can occur when practical jokes go south.

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Kid Safety

Inversoft to Prevent Foul Language in Russian Social Networks

Sean Bryant
  • By Sean Bryant
  • Misc
  • August 1, 2013

Foul Language

Inversoft initiates conversations with Russia regarding the ban of foul language from social networks.

Regulation

State Duma Deputy Yelena Mizulina, chair woman of the Committee on Family, Women and Children has put forth efforts to regulate foul language and profanity in social networks and other forms of UGC mediums.

Sites choosing not to delete posted profanity and vulgar content will be blocked within 24 hours.

“Protection of Children from Information Harmful to their Health and Development” law initiative was put in to place September 1st, 2012. Shining light on banned sites innapropriate for children - websites, service providers, media programs now come with special marks restricting specific ages from viewing or engaging.

Associate Professor of the Moscow Regional Bar, Sergei Smirnov, shares his thoughts on Mizulina’s proposal -

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Gated Chat: All Ages Online Community

Mike Moloughney

Gated Chat

Gated Chat

The demographic of a virtual world that offers real-time chat between users will determine the user-generated content (UGC) that is allowed. For communities targeted at kids, one way to prevent inappropriate UGC from reaching the younger members of the community is to implement a gated chat system. With gated chat there are typically 3 options:

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