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Unbelievable: The IDF Has Gamified Its War Blog

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posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:21 PM

The IDF Blog now has atrocious gamification badges with points and rewards for sharing the content to social media. For example, if you visit the site 10 times, you get the "Consistent" badge. If you search the blog multiple times, you're promoted to "Research Officer." Yes, Israel has gamified war. This is absolutely horrendous...

...It's unforgivable. There's just no justifying it. Gamification is offensive when coupon companies do it. This is a WAR. Israel is trying to enlist the people of the world in its campaign with military ranks, badges and points. Disgusting. Innocent people are dying on all sides, and Israel wants to reward people for tweeting about it.

Source: Readwrite

Does anyone find this as obscene as I do? You can see for yourself how it works.

Whatever you believe, whatever side you take, war is not a game, or entertainment. Have you no dignity, Israel? Have you no shame?

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by FailedProphet

How totally immoral. Should be classified as a war crime IMO. It is an up-in-your-face mockery of an oppressed population. They must want people to hate them.

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:35 PM
Wow...a propaganda points system. These guys are smart. Get the whole world to
spread your propaganda for the cost of a few virtual cyber-badges...

They must have some members of the Ashkenazi sect running their blog (that's the high IQ guys)

Good eye to the OP.....
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posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:37 PM
Totally support you 1000%. Absolutely disraceful.

SnF op

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:39 PM
Hmmm.... I got the idfblog page to load for just a moment, then it crashed back down..... I hadn't seen anything about a game there but I'll keep looking. This is where I've been following the Israeli side of the news feed and they don't mention anything about FB type badge games or that nonsense there. If it is how that presents it, heck, I'll delete the infographics I've gotten from the IDF up to now. Making a game of it is completely crass and beneath contempt.

The info graphics are something they've sure come to embrace though and the numbers seem accurate enough by other sources. I can't much fault that after seeing the last few issues of Inspire, which is the Jihadi version of Newsweek produced by the Yemeni chapter of Al Qaeda. Everyone's in the graphics and media business these days. (sigh)

** Thanks OP... I zapped the graphic I'd used which still fell into the time frame for post edit on another thread. The others in one other post I'm leaving after some thought for how far outside edit time they are now and the numbers themselves are valid as best I can determine. I had no idea this game existed....and now that I did get on to really check it out, I'm disgusted. It gives anyone using their Infographics the taint of doing it for benefit FROM them. I liked the way they put them together was my only draw to using them....and find the whole concept of earning "ranks" in their military game for showing what ought to be just plain data as being as low class as I've seen any nation do a thing in quite some time.
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posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by FailedProphet

we get stars and flags for digging up info and providing intellegence for the cia. ha jk......

but in the end they are using social media as a tool now, do u rhink they new social media wode be a great toll to gather intelligence and spread propaganda, or do u think this something they realized as of late?

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 07:01 PM
Israel is one of the smartest nations on Earth when it comes to media and population interaction.

They do the simple things right, they look at what common folk enjoy and relate to and then stick to that means.

This system being discussed here is nothing but analasis of Facebook, Google + etc. They realised people like status, people like ratings... this just feeds that!

Also, I noticed on the TV that Israel uses Female Army Officers to discuss its military aspects on TV. What a brilliant move.

A female is always warmer, more appealing to the people, more trust worthy and softer to look at it.

I remember the last war Israel had, they would phone up people in apartment complexes a few minutes before they strike and tell them to get out or find cover.

I do not like Israel for a number of reasons but I like the way they conduct themselves in these matters!

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 10:35 PM
Achievement Unlocked!

Using gaming addiction to dehumanize war.

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 11:22 PM
spreading propaganda is not a new thing ,
.The war machine of all countries involved during WW2 , encouraged citizens to listen out for traitors,infiltrators ,spies etc among other things, and most likely rewarded information garnered
Tactics of war are based on the past ,and so it continues, just the delivery systems are different.

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 11:25 PM
Hey I said the same thing in a different post and was of course called a "Jew hater" and "anti-Semite".

Go figure right? Yes.. what the IDF is doing with its pure propaganda is absolutely a disgrace.

posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 11:51 PM
Are you sure this isnt for young adults to get hooked on?
They surely need cannon fodder over wouldt see threough it as easily as you would..........

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 03:11 AM
lol... here's the page which sort of explains how it works:

Want to help fight the misinformation about Israel and the IDF online? Well, now you can. Here at the IDF Blog you can join IDF Ranks – the ultimate virtual army.

Earn points, get badges and help spread IDF content online. Start your journey through the IDF ranks now!


IDF Ranks is an interactive game, directly implemented into all of the IDF’s social platforms allowing YOU to be a virtual part of the IDF. Every action you take — reading, commenting, liking, sharing or even just visiting — will earn you points and help you climb the ladder of IDF Ranks. Specific actions will win you beautiful badges, and one day you might even become the Chief of Staff of IDF Ranks.

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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 04:31 AM
reply to post by FailedProphet

You gotta love these Israelis

Every few months 500 new homes approved on bulldozed stolen land
Then few months later 800 new homes approved.

Out of Desperation Palestinians lob a missile or two to fight back.

And Israelis say AHA Look at the terrorists, lets wipe out a bunch of them.

I don't know who I hate more, Zionists in Israel or their apologists in the west.

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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 04:41 AM
Just more evidence that these Zionists and their rabid supporters worldwide have zero humanity, zero class and zero shame. When it shows so consistently, you just eventually have to stop being surprised by the lows they sink to and hang out in so comfortably.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:45 AM
Didn't Israel say the Palestinians were sick for making a video game about attacking Israel a few years back?
This was the game I think:

Hmm,seems Israel are following that example with their blog points thing.

But we are all meant to get on board with that..

Glorifying death is used by both sides it appears.
Sad state of affairs IMO.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by FailedProphet

Originally posted by FailedProphet
Have you no dignity, Israel? Have you no shame?

Do you really have to ask?

Horrifying: Israeli kids write messages on bombs

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by FailedProphet

Why is it disgraceful to try and get their message out? I don't understand what the complaint is? They aren't rewarding people for war, they are rewarding people for visiting their site, and sharing their content. Isn't that the goal of every blog? I have a sneaking suspicion you are only appalled because you would be appalled at anything the IDF does.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about the problems in the Middle East. I think the rest of the world should just let them fight it out and quit interfering. I don't care if Israel or Hamas or Palestine or Iran wins or loses or annhilates each other. I don't see why other folks (like you) get so caught up in it? Half the world thinks Israel needs to be destroyed and the land returned to the Muslims, and the other half of the world thinks it is their religious duty and ticket to heaven to defend Israel at all costs. It all seems stupid to me, but getting upset over a marketing trick is just as stupid.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:57 AM
I had to click a link saying 'Join the Game' to find it. It seems to be a voluntary thing.

No one made me click that link. If you don't like it, don't click it.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:29 AM
.. israelis have no regard for human life nor for civilised conduct...

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:11 AM

Originally posted by Expat888
.. israelis have no regard for human life nor for civilised conduct...

so gaza fires 100's of rockets into israel and its israels fault?

if only one rocket was fired on us soil the threat would be taken out Instantly. but fire on israel and the israelis must show restraint. WOW

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