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Team Jiggmin is the official name given to groups that comprise of members from Jiggmin's community on various projects.

Folding at Home

Main article: Folding at Home

Folding at Home is a project aimed at discovering cures to various diseases where volunteers install a program and, while it runs in the background, process work units containing protein data that also award them and their team points. The team was announced in August 2008 and was created on 2008-08-17[1] by Jiggmin with the team number "143016".

As of 2016-11-16, Team Jiggmin is ranked 93 out of 225,558 in total points, has had 25,958 contributors, completed 1,507,038 work units, and folded 1,379,300,742 points.[2]

Prizes

In November 2008, Jiggmin began offering prizes in his Flash game Platform Racing 2 to players who folded a certain amount of points for the team to increase participation. This is the only group to have official, outside incentives, with the prizes and their required points being:

  • 1 - One rank token.
  • 500 - One rank token.
  • 1,000 - One rank token.
  • 1,000,000 - One rank token.
  • 10,000,000 - One rank token.

At the time, rank tokens didn't exist and were only introduced in a 2013-01-14 Motley Monday update.[3] Prior to their creation, a "+3 rank" prize was given for reaching 1,000 points.[4] Players who received the prize before its removal were automatically given three rank tokens in exchange.

FreeRice

Main article: FreeRice

FreeRice is a non-profit website where users answer questions from a variety of categories that, if answered correctly, will donate grains of rice to those in need.

Although the group and website received an official section on the forum, Jiggmin himself had no involvement in the team's formation and it is primarily run by members. The group itself went through two variations, the first of which was created on 2011-07-26[5] before being controversially deleted on 2011-09-30.[6][7][8] A second, and the current one, was shortly set up later the same day.[9]

As of 2016-11-16, Team Jiggmin is ranked 31 on the website, has donated 33,940,070 grains of rice, and had 444 contributors.[10][11]

WhatPulse

WhatPulse is a more leisure website where users download a program that tracks their number of keys pressed, clicks made, and how much they've downloaded and uploaded by bytes.

The team was created on 2010-12-06 by a member and, unlike other groups, was unofficial as it lacked its own forum section and never received any acknowledgement from Jiggmin.

As of 2016-11-17, Team Jiggmin is ranked 42 out of 3,744 groups in total presses, has tracked 634,154,792 keys and 224,689,568 clicks, downloaded 41.93TB, uploaded 18.37TB, and had 93 contributors.[12][13]

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20080818141911/http://jiggmin.com/forum/
  2. http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=143016
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv_lWj0xXQc
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20120604221909/http://jiggmin.com/threads/45727-Prizes!
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20111114131501/http://jiggmin.com/threads/66170-Team-Jiggmin-Helps-The-Hungry
  6. http://forums.acidch.at/showthread.php?tid=56
  7. http://imgur.com/7FJ4IPt
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20111114132608/http://jiggmin.com/threads/71588-New-Group-for-Creation
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20111111003852/http://jiggmin.com/threads/71685-New-Free-Rice-team
  10. http://freerice.com/content-group/team-jiggmin
  11. http://freerice.com/groups?page=2
  12. https://whatpulse.org/stats/teams/18756/
  13. https://whatpulse.org/stats/teams/input/?page=2

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