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Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. But equally interesting to me is the Badges for Lifelong Learning concept–acquiring badges from online learning venues as proof of a learned concept. My mind is reeling–would associations actually embrace this concept of digital badges? Shocker. As if. photo credit ).

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Free Badge and Button Set for Your Website

Navolutions

Today we’re giving you a free set of buttons (the kind you click) and badges (the kind you show off) to use on your website. The post Free Badge and Button Set for Your Website appeared first on Navolutions. Web Design badges blue bright blue buttons contractor service industries free free resources freebies icons matching pay with a tweet tweet twitter

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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

mashable.com

INFOGRAPHIC] 44 HP Tablet: How to Find a Deeply Discounted HP TouchPad 26 HOW TO: Properly Use Badges To Engage Customers August 19, 2011 by Gabe Zichermann 14 Share on Tumblr email share Share on Tumblr email share Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the upcoming Gamification Summit NYC (9/15-16, 2011), where industry leaders will gather to share knowledge and insight. “Badges?

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Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

Spin Sucks

Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! Adding badges to your website does not make you any more of a gamified business than adding a picture of a giraffe makes you a zoo. Points and badges are a good start, but they are just a start. Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 12, 2011. What’s gamification? 2.

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Happy Groundhog Day, Grab your Foursquare Badge

Jeff Esposito

badge. You heard me you can get your hands on your very own Groundhog Day badge. All you have to do is follow VisitPA on foursquare and then according to Aboutfoursquare , check into any venue with the word “groundhog” in it and you will get the swanky badge commemorating the day. foursquare Groundhog Day Groundhog Day Foursquare badge LBSschoolboy.

Snapchat’s New Plans for Bitmoji and Twitter Verification Opens Up to All Users | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

The blue “verified” badge once reserved mainly for “accounts of public interest”, is now open to everyone. It’s If you want this blue badge of honor, you’ll need to submit an online request including a verified phone number, email address, profile photo, header photo and some other pieces of information including a statement as to why Twitter should verify your account. The

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start. Get to 1000 points to get a new BADGE. Get a Broadcaster badge.

Twitter Creates a New Tool for Brands and Snapchat is Changing up Their Game | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Twitter is also beta testing a ‘Most Responsive’ badge and a ‘Featured tab’ on select brand pages, for mobile and web. Twitter has created a new dashboard for brands, Facebook changes their algorithm again, amongst other things, and Snapchat is changing up their game in a big way. That and more in this week’s Social You Should Know. Twitter’s New Dashboard for Brands.

The Vanity of New Metrics

Geoff Livingston

You can see this already with leaderboards and badges for social giving, fitness apps, and more. ” Or badges on their blog. Consider school grades, attendance reports, boy and girl scout badges, colored belts for martial arts, etc. Welcome to the new rat race for many insignificant badges. Boy scout badges image by torbakhopper. Impact. Let’s be clear.

Classic Badges of Americana – the devil’s in the details…

The Way of the Web

Badges: 1960′s Dodge Challenger RT Badge. I had a rare trip out with my dad on Saturday – cramming in the London Motor Museum , a quick Mexican meal at Wahaca, and finally seeing Looper at the cinema. All three were very enjoyable, but the cars deserved most of the attention, and plenty of photos. Fuel Caps: 1960s Dodge Challenger Fuel Cap. Muscle Car dream garage? Buffer.

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

propose the following to the Twitter Pantheon:  Get rid of “Follow Us&# signs on web pages, blogs, email, direct mail, catalogs, billing inserts and anywhere else a business wants to use a badge.  While Facebook is mailing signs to businesses, I’m pretty sure no one is helping them understand Twitter – for free anyways.  Proposal. Little Help. Related Posts. Tweet This!

The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics. The more articles you read on Google News, the more your badges level up: you can reach Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and finally Ultimate. Keep your badges to yourself, or show them off to your friends.

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Confirmation That We Kick Ass

Waxing UnLyrical

desperately wanted one of those badges. badge in and of itself doesn’t really mean anything. There aren’t a lot of badges I aspire to – I got over my Girl Scout days a long time ago (yes, I was a Girl Scout) – but this one, I did. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Personal Shonali Burke alltop badges Public RelationsWell, whaddya know? Booyah!

6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Instead of “checking in&# at a restaurant or coffee shop via a mobile application, MOJO (and others) let you “check-in&# to a particular piece of Web content (blog post, video, photo, graphical badge), and assign points and other rewards for an array of marketer-determined behaviors. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying. Then apply Web Check-Ins, badging, and points to drive that engagement. That’s a colossal potential audience advantage for Web check-ins.

How To Create a Conference Badge Page

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > HowTo , Tech Tools > How To Create a Conference Badge Page How To Create a Conference Badge Page by Shane Robinson on August 28, 2008 Recently, after creating the “Badges&# page for the PodCamp Hawaii site, we were contacted by several other Podcamp Organizers around the world. See the PodCamp Hawaii Badges page for examples. Step 1.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

Automation tools available in some community tools allow organizations to create a lite LMS type experience: watch a video and earn a badge. participate in discussions and earn a badge. complete a quiz and earn a badge. gather all three badges and earn a designation. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. ————-.

Your Next Trade Show Checklist

The Realtime Report

Be sure to have the following for the optimal trade show experience: A Method For Gathering Contact Information: Whether it’s a simple sign-in sheet or fancy badge scanner, make sure you get the customer’s information. Your Next Trade Show Checklist. What other time can you look people in the eye to talk about your brand and its story? Real life interaction for the win. And snacks.

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Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too. Similarly, badges can provide win-win scenarios in which users are happy to display either an affiliation with or recognition from a particular publisher. 8. Recommended Tactics. 1. Link reclamation. Partner links.

Three Ideas for Self-Promoting Without Being Icky

Spin Sucks

Badges. I’m such a fan of the badges. This post is written by Lisa Gerber. My hometown,  Sandpoint, Idaho , was just awarded  Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA Today and Rand McNally. To say we are excited and proud is an understatement. But there are ways people can discover you’re smart without your having to exclaim it. Self-Promotion Doesn’t Have to Be Icky.

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Why Foursquare and I Split Up

Ari Herzog

After 2,240 check-ins, 669 photos, 106 tips, 46 badges, and 21 mayorships, I deleted my Foursquare account. explained my reasons on their deletion form: “You lost me by splitting into two apps. I don’t want two apps. want one app.” ” “I never used Foursquare to find places; I used and still use Yelp.” ” “I used Foursquare for the function that is now on Swarm. But considering I have more local and regional friends on Facebook than on Swarm; my productivity will increase by using Facebook than Foursquare.” returned in December 2011.

Outsourcing Social Media Management

yMarketingMatters

Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. If you suddenly decided to hire Joe and he takes over your program tomorrow as a badged employee, is that good? The badge doesn’t change the dynamic. This is a permission-based re-post of latest blog from colleague Tom Treanor , Founder and President of Right Mix Marketing Inc., Thank You, Tom.

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

He showed me how to add a +1 button to a website and how to create a Google+ badge for your site. I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages. Also, I am  still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall.

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The Baconator on Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

We bloggers like badges. Right here on WUL, there are a few that I’m proud of (you’ll remember how thrilled I was when we finally got the Alltop badge ). But today I’m exceptionally proud to unveil my newest badge and, perhaps, my favorite of all: the Baconator. And Erin, thank you so much for my badge. I’ll wear it proud and sing it loud! Oh No!

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching a Branded Hashtag

Sprout Social

Then, we make sure that the hashtag we is consistent on all marketing materials, including attendee badges. Chris Messina, currently a Developer Lead at Uber, is credited as the inventor of the hashtag on Twitter. Originally intended to group content based on subject matter, the hashtag has been adopted across every popular social platform and has cemented its place in our culture. Contests.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

For those competencies acquired, learners earn micro-credentialing or badges. Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today. However, it isn’t all bad news. photo credit ).

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Try it: https://wordpress.org/plugins/new-google-plus-badge-widget/. 6. With a seemingly endless amount of plugins to choose from, deciding which ones are worth installing can be a pain. WordPress Plugins for Facebook. PopUps.

The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

Basic advocacy programs – those that provide a title and a badge to one group of leaders – provide little impact in engagement rates. The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Slides are also embedded below for those of you who want a sneak peek.

Google Now Annotating Local Social Data

Small Business Mavericks

This just points to the necessity of adding a +1 badge to your website. Let’s say you want to order a pizza. So you Google “pizza wayzata minnesota.” ” If there is a popular pizza joint in Wayzata that is getting a lot of +1s on Google’s new social platform Google+, the search engine could tell you that in the SERP. Thanks to the Google Operating System blog for pointing this out. This could have far-reaching consequences for local businesses trying to increase their search engine positioning. The same is true of +1s.

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New Twitter Updates Allow for Easy Account Verification

Ignite Social Media

DON’T:  Campaign publicly for a verification badge. Yes, the check mark can be a status symbol, but what you do with your verified account is much more important to your followers than simply having a shiny new badge. DON’T:  Add a badge to your cover photo to “hack” your way into being verified. Until just yesterday, the process of getting verified was incredibly murky.

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Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps

SocialFish

For Lead Collecting: Badge Scanner Apps. Look for one that includes a badge scanning feature; if a person is interested in your product, simply scan their badge and add their name to a lead collection list. Heading out to a big tradeshow soon? Better have a few apps at the ready. However, it’s much easier to keep all of that data in two different places. photo credit ).

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Brands trolling the trolls in #Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If someone calls you (in a derogatory tone) a geek, a poof, a workaholic, a slacker, a pushy woman, a pushover bloke, a… well just buy a badge, a t-shirt or make a poster. In my 8 ways to deal with trolls and negative criticism , (1000+ retweets!) one of the options is to “own” the negative criticism – or troll the trolls. Click the images for the original site.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Verified accounts launched on Twitter in 2009 , but there was previously no way for account holders to request verification. More information is available via Twitter’s Help Center , which stated that necessary information includes: Verified phone number. Confirmed email address. Biography. Profile photo. Birthday (for accounts for people, not companies, brands or organizations).

Engaging the Next-Gen Workforce through Collaboration #SocBiz #Leadership #Leaders

Blue Focus Marketing

So it was good to see this panel put so much emphasis not only on this concept, but also on the idea of gamification through incentives and badges. Indeed, with the badge system, some of the panelists joked that employees would complain any time they earned a badge and the company failed to deliver it. Thanks again to everyone involved. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

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Caught in the Busy Trap: Is it Making Us Less Productive?

Spin Sucks

Related Stories The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride Five Things I Didn’t Realize About Working from Home Structuring your Day for Maximum Productivity. By Gini Dietrich. couple of years ago, the  The New York Times had a great OpEd about how busy we are. Kreider said, This is the special event. I’m inviting you to go with me. How many of you fall into this trap?

3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator

Socialmedia.biz

What’s more, the tool integrates with the top social media dashboard tools in the business – including Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Oktopost – so that you can easily set your account to include Start a Fire badges on every URL you post. Post by Adi Englander. Becoming a recognized influencer in your industry takes a lot of effort. This traffic is often referred to as “dark social.”

Nominate & Share – 2012 #Nifty50 Awards – Nominate Yourself, Your Friends, & Your Co-Workers

Blue Focus Marketing

Nifty50 Badges. Winners will be given #Nifty50 badges ( see below ) to post to their websites or blogs. For 2012, the #Nifty50 will honor 50 men and 50 women from the tech world (see “Eligibility” section below) who actively engage on Twitter. Know someone who deserves to be considered? You can also share this nomination message on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Please use #Nifty50.

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Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Badges. You can offer badges for each milestone that a campaign reaches. Your supporters can then share their badges on social media to commemorate their progress. Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on your supporters as they connect with their networks organically. After all, social media is a significant aspect of people’s lives. Brand your campaign. Create a call to action.

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