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thwack Monthly (Mini) Mission - June 2014

Community Manager

The July Monthly Mission is now open!

There will be no June mission, she said...  No mission points or prizes, they said...  Well, folks here I am correcting my statement with a "mini" monthly mission!   We're gearing up for the return of the thwack Monthly Mission next month and there are a few things you'll need to complete before launch.  This is a prerequisite to the July mission so be sure to bookmark this blog post to be updated when the mission has launched.  You'll be awarded 50 points for bookmarking this post.

June Mini Mission

The upcoming July mission will involve social media as a means of engagement.  In order to track your progress, we need to associate your social profiles with your thwack profile.  At a minimum, we need the LinkedIn and/or Twitter portions of your thwack profile to be filled out.  We encourage you to also fill out any other social platform for which you have an account for (Google+ and Facebook) but LinkedIn and/or Twitter is a requirement to track your progress for the July mission. Follow the instructions below to add your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle to your thwack profile. 


For each social platform profile field you fill out, you will earn 500 points. That's a possible 2,000 points for filling out all 4 profile fields.  These fields must be filled out by July 7, 2014 to be eligible for the points.  Points will be added to profiles during the week of July 7th.

  1. Navigate to edit your profile & privacy settings

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     2. You will be dropped on a page to edit your profile settings.  Scroll down until you see the fields for LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.  Enter your profile URLs in these fields.  Remember, we need either your LinkedIn and/or Twitter handle but feel free to add your Google+ and Facebook profile as well.

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     3. Next, you have the option to the edit privacy of these fields.  Scroll back up to the top of the page and click on "privacy settings".  Scroll down on that page and you'll notice that by default these fields will show to registered users.  You can change this option to only show these fields to yourself, your friends, or everyone.  After you've made your selection, save your changes.

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And you're done!  Remember, for each profile field you fill out, you will earn 500 points. That's a possible 2,000 points for filling out all 4 profile fields.

62 Comments
Level 13

I've been wondering why there hasn't been some connection to social media, other than sharing to it, now there is!

MVP
MVP

How about those that already have a social media profile added ?

Community Manager
Community Manager

You'll still be awarded the points after July 7th.  I'll run a script to gather everyone who has filled those fields of their profiles out.

MVP
MVP

Sweet !!

MVP
MVP

Wait, people still use Facebook? Looks like I'm getting 1500 this time around.

MVP
MVP

Also, I'm curious to see exactly what the "gamification console" is... I think it'd be like looking at the Matrix.

Level 12

hmmh.. i dont have a twitter, facebook account o

MVP
MVP

sounds like a good opportunity and an easy way to get points...

Level 12

True saying Jfrazier  but i will have to create those accounts

Level 14

Maybe it's just me, but I don't necessarily want everyone having a one-stop shop to track everything I'm doing.

Level 12

well I only have this thwack account because of the knowledge i gain everyday. I am uncomfortable with facebook, twitter even LinkedIn. I guess thats Mee

MVP
MVP

That is why my facebook info will never show there...and I don't do twitter.

Community Manager
Community Manager

ttl - I mentioned the privacy settings above for this very reason.  You can choose to hide your profile information from everyone.  We're only trying to track activity that ties back to thwack and/or SolarWinds. 

I think gramma uses it.....

MVP
MVP

Done!

MVP
MVP

All done!

Followed Danielle's advice on privacy settings as well

Level 11

I am all done as well.  Thank you for the advice on privacy settings Danielle!! 

Level 12

Done and Done.

July's Mission is to learn about the new SWs product SNPM [Social Network Performance Monitoring]. This new product is geared toward all the Marketing Departments that believe Social Networking will help them achieve their sales goals. It monitors employee's social network activity and can send alerts to Marketing on either positive, negative, or in different use of Social Networks in support of company goals. "Why should the IT Department get all those cool tools, Marketing folks deserve something too that helps us get a view of how our Total Social Network picture is doing." - VP of Marketing @ <Company Name withheld at their request>. Using expert knowledge gleaned from years of successful social networking SWs has built in templates to assist Marketing experts in making the right decisions about their company's online presence. Look for it in In-Flight Sky Mall Magazines soon!

Level 11

Completed..

Level 14

If employees have so much time to visit social networks that you have to create a product to measure what they're doing on them, are they actually able to perform their as-hired duties?

Level 13

What if their as hired duties are marketing and social media presence?

Level 12

Since I do a lot more here and on Spiceworks than on TwitFaceLink+, I don't mind really.

MVP
MVP

Personally I count Thwack as a social network and am performing my as-hired duties when I use it.

Both Facebook and even more so with LinkedIn have groups that are highly business related.

Level 12

Done, done, done and done !

Level 11

June Mini Mission, accomplished. I'm fist-bumping my residual self-image.

Can't wait for July to interact with SW on FriendFace!

Level 9

done 4x!!

Community Manager
Community Manager

And the admin POV screenshot gets me again...

Level 8

Yes, some people do live in a time warp. I won't get started on Facebook.

Level 12

Almost missed this! Could have sworn I had done some of this already, but I guess not. Well, it is done now.

Level 12

All done here too

Level 11

Wow, that's a pretty easy bunch of points!

Level 9

Easy points. Thank you!

Level 12

It doesn't seem to work for me now I've been away for some time. I clicked on it b4 not knowing what this was. I can't miss out on this. lol

Level 16

Hi prowessa,

You still have time to do this mission, since it's to be done by July 7th, today included.

Maria

Level 9

Done and Done!  Hope I got in under the wire...

Level 16

No worries mullinj, you're just in time.

Level 12

Hi maria.bungau, thx i have done it to my best. I don't have some of the requirements.

Level 10

Well I did it and linked four social media accounts.  Netted only 100 points...

Level 11

It does say the points will be given the week of July 7th. You probably just have to wait; If it makes you feel better I haven't gotten them yet. henazo

Good points come to those who wait...

Level 16

Hi henazo,

These points will be added soon to your profile. No worries.

Maria

Level 12

did mine since long time

no FB profile for me, don't think I want any thwackers looking at my weekend pics

Level 10

My comment was not to complain about no points being given.  Points were applied to my profile, just far less that anticipated.

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Level 11

Right -- You get fifty points for bookmarking the mission, THEN (during the week of July 7th) you get points for each social networking site you added. as maria.bungau mentioned, you will receive the points you are due soon.

Level 11

Hi DanielleH

Still i couldn't get my points.

Level 16

Hi Hari Pala,

We are working on this and will add those points shortly. Sorry for the delay.

MVP
MVP

Did mine quite a while ago also, but no points?

Level 11

Okay, now that it's the last day of the week of July 7th, NOW is the time to ask where the points are...

...Politely, of course.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Points have been added to all profiles who participated. Please ping myself or maria.bungau if you do not see these points reflected on your account and we will gladly look into it.