I don’t have a smart phone (yes, it’s true!). So even though I have been aware of foursquare, and its badges, and titles (You have just become “Mayor”), I have not been able to partake in the fun, and games of such a thing.
My first real introduction to the phenomenon of “unlocking badges” was when I started using Vodpod (a site that allows you “to build your own video channel to share with the world”).
When I first joined, I saw that they offered points and badge “to encourage people to collect the best videos and share them with others.” I didn’t really give it much more thought as I couldn’t care less about the stupid things.
That was until I unlocked my first badge”. Then I unlocked my second badge. Then I checked to see what other badges I get, and how I could get them. It was addictive. (By the way, on the right of this blog, at the bottom, you can “follow me on Vodpod“).
This guy is FUNNY!
- What’s the point of Foursquare Badges? (theantisocialmedia.com)
- Check-in and Vote to get the Foursquare ‘I Voted’ Badge (appscout.com)
- Internet trend for 2011 – Badge Fatigue? (thenextweb.com)