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Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming.
Chaos Means Brands Matter, Brands Mean Badges Matter As chaos, or the perception of chaos, increases we pattern seeking humans look for signposts, maps and ways out of the forest. Many say they despise social media badging with a, "Badges, we don't need no stinking badges," attitude. Badges are meaningful icons, icons with a story of legitimacy behind them. Badges are earned, competed for and so cherished. This post shares how Librarian created badges to help define digital expertise among teachers. When you learn something new you've worked hard. Everyone knows we are in the "constant learning" world. Luckily it is easier to learn new skills, but it can be hard to identify those new skills on your LinkedIn profile.
Badges like the ones Librarian created are great examples of how to create meaningful icons that help define personal branding and makes a conversation about who knows what easier and more universal.So who needs some "stinking badges"? Chances are you do :). M
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Great post on the psychology of badging. The Facebook feature seems dead, the article was posted in 2010, but the mechanics of badging is covered well.
What makes receiving a badge for completing a task so exciting? Why does seeing a progress bar almost full make us itch until we finish it?
We Can't Help Playing, And Thats GoodI am a big believer in making marketing FUN and engaging. The Internet allows marketers to understand how to reward, share, gamify and use the art and science of Internet marketing to appeal to human instincts such as:* Our desire to learn.
* Tribal formation and inclusion.
* Need To Connect.
* The need to mark progress in some material way (Badges).