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Can your social network make you healthier? It's a question that health organizations are asking more and more--as part of a wave of new gaming experiments that aim to persuade players to think and act differently while having fun.
"The game is an ongoing exploration for each player," adds Manny Hernandez, cofounder and president of the Diabetes Hand Foundation, a nonprofit social-media group that worked with Ayogo and the Joslin Diabetes Center to develop the game. "We hope that through that it can become a very strong source of support for the player," he says. So far, more than 3,000 people have signed up.
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