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This Week’s Topic: GetGlue
GetGlue is kind of like Foursquare, but instead of checking into locations, you “check in” to entertainment. When you’re watching a movie, reading a book, listening to music, or otherwise checking out some kind of media, you check in to let people know what you’re doing. You can also like and favorite things, and the best part is that you can earn real stickers, which they’ll mail to you, by checking in. You can search for other users who like the same things you do, link it to your social media profiles so you can announce your check-ins and find friends, and leave comments about your experiences. Oh, and there are apps for your phone too. I’m a recent convert, but now that I’ve tried it out, I LOVE GetGlue.
GetGlue is not without problems. I’ve heard from some people that you don’t always get the mailed stickers you requested. There’s also a bit of a learning curve with the site, and I’m still figuring out some of the features. It isn’t perfect. But I’m having some serious fun with it so far and can’t wait to order my first set of stickers.
Let’s check out what some other brilliant bloggers have to say about it!
Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:
The entire Stickercast blog by John Wilkerson
I have to start by mentioning this site, because it is an entire blog and podcast dedicated to GetGlue. John talks about GetGlue news, shares tips on how to earn stickers, and features a different “Gluer” every week. You really can’t find a better third-party resource on this topic! Since we’re talking about Get Glue here, you can find John there under the username jorowi or catch him on Twitter @thestickercast.
How Trendrr and GetGlue Mislead Marketers by Jason Kapler
I think this is a really smart look at why GetGlue might not be the best metric brands can use to monitor social media interaction or fan loyalty with their media offering. GetGlue is great for consumers who want to share, but as Jason points out, it’s metrics don’t necessarily lend itself well to million-dollar decisions for brands. Yet. You can find Jason in Twitter @JasonKapler.
How PBS used GetGlue to promote Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” by Simon Ownes
This is a fantastic case study on how a brand like PBS used GetGlue to promote a new documentary they were airing. I’m a huge fan of case studies, and this one is well done, in my opinion, so check it out. You can also find Simon on Twitter @simonowens.
Even More Brilliant Advice:
- An interview with Fraser Kelton of GetGlue by Angela Connor (@Communitygirl)
- Are You Gonna GetGlued On Social Rewards? by Macala Wright (@Macala)
- Dear GetGlue by Michele (@JustALilLost)
- Experiencing Check-Ins, Recommendations, and Chasing Stickers on GetGlue by Josh Schweigert (@ResearchCMD)
- GetGlue and the Importance of Social Media Listening by Dan Polley (@polleydan)
- GetGlue Stick Rejects by Baddie (@baddie)
- Got GetGlue? It Could Be the Next Big Thing by Michelle Court
- CEO Interview – Getglue Helps You Check Out The Best New Content by Niall Harbison (@simplyzesty)
- Making Brands Sticky With GetGlue by Ed Zitron (@edzitron)
- My Review of GetGlue.com by Andrew C. Maxwell (@hekainteractive)
- Review of GetGlue and Why I Use It by Lauren Gray (@laurenkgray)
- Try This: GetGlue by Corina Mackay (@corinamackay)
Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about GetGlue? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link!
Next Week’s Topic: Blog Design
I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.