If you have not used GetGlue, it is a service to “check in” but has nothing to do with location. It is only about letting others know what you are watching, reading or listening to. It is a discovery service for things your friends like to watch, participate in and listen to since you get most recommendations from them anyway.
They also take a different approach in the gamification reward system. You are able to unlock badges and stickers based on how often you check into a show. However, after so many stickers are earned you are able to have them physically sent to you. Which that is not a huge reward system like gift cards, it brings a physical item to the hands of those participating in a virtual game.
Imagine the ability now for TV channels, sports, movies and individual shows to see how people interact and talk about their shows. Gone are the days of the simple Nielsen ratings to a select few families. Everyone can now be married into the Nielsen family.
I are also happy to announce that the Spiked Studio shows will be showing up on GetGLue for you to let everyone know you are watching and also discover more related material. I want to thank the team there for being in touch and launching BlackBerry Today on GetGlue first with the success we have had breaking half a million downloads already.
Look for the rest of the shows to start appearing shortly. It is actually fun and I have found quite a few shows and how many friends watch the same ones I do.