The PopSci Predictions Exchange (PPX) is one of PopSci.com’s signature features. With three new “props” to consider each week, users place bets on the outcome of real world science news, maintaining individual portfolios and competing for fame within the game as high-ranking players, and for awesome monthly prizes. Now, in the name of innovation, we’ve gone and made a good thing better. We are pleased to introduce (drum roll please): PPX Leagues! Seasoned trader or total newbie, you can create and join as many leagues as you like. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and classmates and get started. You make the rules, you determine the prizes. Ah, freedom. Ain't it sweet?
Here’s how they work:
The Leagues are ideal for groups of colleagues, family, friends, and even as a teaching resource. PPX, and the Leagues, are an example of PopSci.com’s commitment to introducing (really cool) interactive applications that users can get creative in, and actively contribute to, fostering community activity and user-generated content that goes beyond the basics. We want to give you the tools that you can work and play with.
If you're a teacher, get your students competing against each other or against other classrooms, and engaging with real-world science and technology news in a whole new way. Stay tuned for information on the PPX Leagues Classroom Award.
Lastly, don't be shy! Let us know what you think, and what leagues you've created (got your bowling team trading props too? Fantasic-- tell us about it and send us a pic), and we'll show you some love on the site.
Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
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