HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system.

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

The Way of the Web

Badges: 1960′s Dodge Challenger RT Badge. There’s the iPhone of course. But will a scratched original iPhone still combine form and function in 40 or 50 years time?

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Over A Billion Served (In A Day), And Facebook Is Just Getting Started

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Brands that respond well on Facebook are now getting a green badge on their pages, next to their profile picture (like being "verified" by Twitter). In order to get the badge, brand pages must respond to customer questions in less than five minutes, 90 percent of the time, over a seven-day period. Based on how they currently cycle out new devices, this probably won't be the iPhone 7, but more likely the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. iphone.

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How To Create a Conference Badge Page

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You can use FTP to create a custom directory for your badges or you can also use the image up-loader that comes with your blog site. This is what you would place in your Event’s Badges page (assuming you replace the appropriate URLs and file names as outlined above: Step 5. Since you already have the code for your image, it’s a snap to add your graphic(s) to your badges page right above your TextArea source code. See the PodCamp Hawaii Badges page for examples.

Evernote – Change the Way You Take Notes

Janet Fouts

In a nutshell, Evernote lets you add information to a database that is accessible through the web, a desktop app, and your iPhone, or smart phone. Productivity software? Tried it.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Making a leader board, developing badges, or another effort to reward participation with recognition in the community will be an important component of a world-class community.

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Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

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Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Mobile apps for iPhone and Android. This email manager offers unlimited image hosting, automatically inlines CSS, and doesn’t impose design restrictions or “powered by” badges, allowing you to be as flexible and creative as you want.

The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

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It makes social media participation way easier, and their new iphone app – Daily – that recommends content for you to share is genius. You’ll see an example of those disclosure “badges” at the bottom of this post.

MingleBird – The Next Big Thing?


I believe the last application (not being an actual game) to come out of this triangle that has turned big is LBS applications like Foursquare and Gowalla , with a call for human interaction, a game design to win mayor ships, badges etc – and all powered through your mobile. It’s a mobile app, only on iPhone right now (personal shout out – speed up the Android version, guys!)

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Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

It’s no secret that location based services have seen growth slow , in large part because the gaming and badging features have a limited entertainment experience. For some reason, the first inclination towards mobile is the development of an application on the iPhone or Android platform.

Secrets of Social Media You Learned in High School

Convince & Convert

But in each case, as I’d weave through my angst filled teenage years jumping from group to group, each had its own coda, jargon, ethics, special interests, badges of honor (or dishonor) and tests of loyalty.

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How To Get Celebrities To Tweet You


Most Twitter users usually know to look for the Verified Account badge in the profile information of someone’s Twitter page. I’ve Tweeted with Jewel regarding her usage of both a Blackberry and iPhone. iPhone is for personal.

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Here are 10 Utah Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

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If any of you have ever downloaded the ABC app for iPad or iPhone , you have downloaded their work. iActionable provides Foursquare-like reward badges and other items that you can integrate into your own platforms to engage and entice users to stick around. He has his own Game company, and plans to build more apps for the iPhone and other mobile devices.

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Foursquare Review: Why You Should Check In

Bill Hartzer

You can even earn badges giving you bragging rights for that venue. There are even apps for the iPhone, and other smart phone devices to access the Foursquare website while on the go.

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The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

I really love the tech space and prefer industry insider details and unhindered rants over ’11 Steps on How to Install an iPhone App’ I’m not alone either. This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter.

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Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh'My

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. I saw that they had an update for the iPhone app and decided to open it up to see what was new.

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Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Foursquare Gowalla and Yelp Oh’My I’ve become obsessed with location based applications for my iPhone. I saw that they had an update for the iPhone app and decided to open it up to see what was new.

Meta! Here’s how Storify looks telling the story of Storify

The Lab in your pocket : Download the Labs iPhone app — its the best way to stay up-to-the-minute on the future of journalism. We might need some stinkin’ badges! ABOUT ARCHIVES CONTACT SUBSCRIBE TWITTER Meta!

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


Her latest posts include Official Google Voice iPhone App Review , Facebook Messages: Moving Closer to Human Contact , and The Future Price of a Hashtag. Her latest posts include Tap Tap Revenge 3 Video , Paypal iPhone App Launches Deposit Check Scanning , and Skin It!

The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

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Private Eyes Are Watching You: Twitter Oversharing and Its Bizarre.


I know there are a few brands out there offering discounts, but are badges and potentially finding a friend close by worth it?

Unlocking the value of Foursquare « The Cube

Gemma Went

You can earn points and unlock badges as you discover new things. There is a competitive edge to it (the more you check in at locations, the more points and badges you win – there’s even a leaderboard), however I believe the true value is in the word of mouth opportunities they offer. especially on the iPad/iPhone 2 hours ago Watch videos at Vodpod and other videos from this collection.

Facebook Page Managing Updates for Admins

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Mobile: View more detailed instructions about connecting your Page to a mobile device and managing your presence via email, the mobile website, iPhone or SMS. Facebook Pages help brands, businesses, and public figures build a presence to connect with the people who like them on Facebook.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Users “check-in&# at venues using a mobile Web site, text messaging, or a device-specific application — they’re then awarded points and sometimes “badges.&#

78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Oli Gardner reveals key tactics for converting social media followers into buyers, from using a landing page with a clear call to action and offering “social proof&# through badges and widgets to optimizing post-conversion opportunities. Jay Baer reviews his favorite tools, organized by category: Twitter-related, Facebook-related, Virality & Search, Photos, Tracking, Content Creation, Listening, Email and iPhone.

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Facebook About to Drop a Bomb on Foursquare?


And Yelp is an interesting player in this market, boasting a huge user base (huge by Foursquare standards) that it brought into the location-based world with an iPhone app earlier this year. The Yelp iPhone app alone had around 1.25 I guess Facebook could clone Foursquare’s badges and point system, but then it would be Foursquare screen scraped into Facebook. I couldn’t find current stats on Yelp’s iPhone app user base, hence the discombobulated comparison.

Intro to Foursquare, Brightkite & Location-Based Social Media


You can use most location-based services on your laptop, but they are more powerful and more useful on a mobile phone, like an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry. Foursquare, for example, runs only on iPhone and Android, though other versions are under development.


Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Like last year, if your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, there’s a badge for you to proudly celebrate this achievement on your site.

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Pinterest App Pins: How, and What, to Use Them For


All the iPhone lovers out there, and those who want to be marketing to iPhone users, this is for you! The Pinterest app pins will have a familiar look to them – they look like the “App Store” badge that you’re used to seeing everywhere else.

The Over Commercialization of GeoSocial

Geoff Livingston

Foursquare even offers the Holiday Hero badge in conjunction with Radioshack, a 20% discount for mobile courage. After so many badges, the game element loses its interest. for the iPhone , which saw cross-platform integration with Foursquare and Facebook Places.

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I was told that the “mistake&# about the Foursquare-Facebook promotion was legitimate, since they were polling users on Facebook to find places where Foursquare badges can be given — yes, read that again. Seems odd to ask where to put FourSquare badges anyhow.

13 Reasons Why I Am an Obsessive Compulsive Facebook User Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As a small extension of that, Facebook allows you to create your own “profile badge,&# a snippet of code that you can display on other websites, and even for users who don’t have Facebook.

What I've Learned About Blogging Based On A Year's Worth Of Data

Jason Yormark

Share Your Ah-Ha Moments – Back when the iPhone only supported one Exchange account, I was frustrated with not being able to use Exchange with both my work and Gmail accounts. I’ll have to check out that Foursquare badge thing you have going on.

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Koka Sexton

Twitter Badges : This comes straight from the developers of Twitter: Flash badges intended to be displayed on your website, showing your latest Twitter posts TwitterBuzz is an interesting tool that turns Twitter into some sort of simple Digg.

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Why Keepstream has Promise as a Curation Tool

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Hawaii Musicians & Film Makers: SXSW Wants You!

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Curated computing is no substitute for the personal and handmade

The [link] book initially seems to suggest iphone-like devices spell the end of creativity and "generativity" on the internet. Well, so long as I still can choose not to interact with my friends via Berry or iPhone/iPad apps, Im fine.