Friday, December 10, 2010

Slow weeks aren't necessarily a bad thing...

The sticker releases may have dropped off with the release of American Ninja Warrior on Wednesday, but that's not a bad thing for us. Now is a great time to explore other things that GetGlue may have to offer! Here's a few suggestions:

1. Hit the Essential Video Games lists and go crazy!
Chances are if you're an internet junkie then you either currently play or have played video games. With GetGlue's recent addition of the Essential Video Games lists you can show your enjoyment of your current obsession or dig up some of the forgotten relics of the past, regardless of your favorite genre.

2. Check-in to your favorite shows and check-out some sweet discounts on merch!
GetGlue partners with some of the best networks to get you some killer discounts on fan merchandise. Fox, HBO, MTV, FX, and Discovery are only a few of the networks that will hook you up via GetGlue, so have a look at your (or someone else's) favorite shows and see if there's a bonus discount.

3. Share your top picks for your favorite entertainment of 2010
Got a favorite TV show or movie you want the users of GetGlue to know about? Itching to sing the praises of your favorite band or video game?  Hit GetGlue's blog and cast your votes for the top picks of 2010!

4. Check out GetGlue on Facebook and Twitter
GetGlue's Twitter feed is an excellent source of information on upcoming sticker releases as well as a great way to get in touch with the support team if you have a quick question. Throwing up a Like on their Facebook page is also a great way to show your support for the site!

5. Check-out the e-mail feature on GetGlue
This one is a feature that was pointed out to me by another user (thanks Sabrina!). Ostensibly it's supposed to be used to tell your friends about GetGlue and its pages, but it can be used to send an e-mail to another GetGlue user if you know their user name or e-mail address. You'll find the link for it on the Home Page, your Messages page, and your Profile page; it looks like a little envelope, right beside the Twitter and Facebook icons. Click on it and you'll get a screen where you can enter an email or a user name. If you enter a GetGlue user name (not their screen name, but their actual account name) you can use it to send them an email message. The message you included will be turned into a link back to your profile, but in the absence of a private messaging system it's a nice work-around to be able to send someone a message that you don't want everyone and their dog to see.

And lastly, one non-GetGlue related site I'd like to pimp: is an online scorecard that lets you have a central repository for your online milestones and achievements. It's as easy as signing up for an account and then linking in your other social media accounts. Within a couple hours to a couple days they'll get your stuff linked up and start keeping track of your achievements/badges/stickers/pins for you.  You can find mine at Have a look, see what you think, and if you dig it, sign up!


  1. I've been testing for a few weeks now and even though I like the general idea of an award.based aggregator I'm still not sure what to make of it and how to actually use it actively…!? But if anyone would like to connect over there, here's my profile link:

  2. Yeah, there's a few key features on I feel are lacking. The most glaring one that I haven't discovered is the ability to compare your awards against your friends' awards without looking at everyone's profile in turn. The other major annoyance is the speed at which it updates your award map (mine still isn't showing my GG stickers in its listing). Other than that I think it's pretty cool to have a single point of reference for the badges the various services have awarded. The only thing that really has me scratching my head is the point of "what's their business model?" because I really don't see how they can monetize it.