Getglue &Ndash; A New Gem for Media Enthusiasts

Thu, Mar 10, 2011, by EssyKay

Social Networks

GetGlue is another great social networking application that is available for iPhone users. GetGlue is unique in its nature as it contains media content and its users find it so addictive for its various qualities.

GetGlue is another great social networking application that is available for iPhone users. It offers a variety of features and some of them are like other popular social networking sites such as “like” option, sharing things etc. Users can win rewards on this site by doing simple task. Nevertheless, GetGlue is unique in its nature as it contains media content and its users find it so addictive for its various qualities. For instance, users can rate any media story and review lifestyle and entertainment stuff.

GetGlue is more like Foursquare with the similarity in “checking in” option to various topics. However, it is little bit different in the sense that instead of checking in various locations users select media content such as movies, music, TV shows, video games, books, celebrities and a lot more. Users who check in get stickers just like Foursqaure where Checkin gets badges. However, GetGlue is offering a nice incentive of receiving a physical sticker when a user collects seven stickers.

Users can enjoy liking their favorite media content along with rating it. Users can become a Guru by checking in to specific items within enough times. Being a Guru means that a user is a resident expert and it enables a user to lead various discussions on the page of that website.

Users can also switch to Facebook or Twitter with the ability of GetGlue to integrate into these two social networking sites. Every check in that is made by the user is set by default set to broadcast itself, so if users don’t like over-sharing their lives then they can opt for not linking their profiles.

Though rating content and checking in to various locations are two different tasks, but sometimes users may feel that they are doing same for two. If users only want to share any content with their friends then its better for them to go for check in option, on the other hand, rating nay content works best when users want to share their personal opinion about a specific topic.

There are certain flaws in this application such as the wine section is bit less developed area as it lacks info about several brands. The solution to this is to send an e-mail to GetGlue each time users want to suggest about the expansion of database. Thinking about a topic, is an area where users can easily find large amount of content about topics range from sleep to coffee. This can be a useful area in terms of interacting with other users, as it has a potential to throw discussions with other users and have their personal opinions and comments about certain topic.

Overall, GetGlue is a unique concept of social networking with media content involvement in this site. Users can also expand their sticker collections by using GetGlue.

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