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PMOG - Becca's Journal

May. 13th, 2008 10:39 pm PMOG

PMOG is something I read about in this last months School Library Journal. Basically it is a different way of browsing the net. PMOG stands for Passive Multiplayer Online Game, and it is kind of interesting.
Signing up for it allows me to follow "missions" others have created about a certain topic. I also get the chance to loot treasure, lay mines, and design missions for myself.

I like it because I can see uses in my school.  I could say set up a mission about Martin Luther King, and have students follow the pre-set linked webpages all about MLK.   It is similar to a social bookmarking site in that it allows me to view and use what others have created/seen, as well as add my own. 

It is a new way to browse/surf the net, and is interesting.  (Yes right now it is full of early adopters and techno-enthusiasts, and it has some issues, but I see such *possibilities*)

If you are interested in more, here are some links.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6555546.htm.html
http://pmog.com/

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From:cjdoyle
Date:May 14th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
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I played with PMOG a couple of months ago - it was interesting for a while, and the missions were indeed useful. It didn't have a lot of staying power for me, though.

What's your user ID? I'd be glad to leave you a crate full of goodies to use while you're exploring.
From:bammba_m
Date:May 15th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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huh. interesting. i think it'd be a nice time-waster "i want to surf the internets but don't know where to surf today" sort of thing.

if it were a school thing, i'd be too tempted to just keep clicking "next" to stop and read anything along the way. even if i were being tested on it. but i was a lousy student, so what do i know? *wink*