Badges make the world go around. OK, that is perhaps overstating the value of badges a tad. But, people love to earn badges. The quest for badges is the fuel that drives services like Gowalla and Foursquare.
While checking in at Starbucks more than anyone else and becoming the Foursquare “mayor” of your corner coffee shop is impressive, ITKE has some badges that we feel are a greater accomplishment. Just spend time on the ITKE forums contributing to the conversation and sharing your valuable wisdom and experience with other ITKE members and you will be rewarded.
Not only is earning a badge for helping your fellow ITKE forum members much more gratifying than getting a badge for spending more money on lattes than anyone else, but with our badges you get more than mere bragging rights–you also get prizes! The prizes range from an ITKE tshirt all the way up to a $100 Amazon gift card.
You don’t have to stop checking in on Foursquare on your quest to be mayor of Starbucks. But as long as you’re hanging out there eating cakepops while you surf the free Wi-Fi, you should invest some time participating in the ITKE forums so you can earn a real badge.