November 6, 2010

Badges, Badges Everywhere

I'm starting to think everyone is going badge-crazy. It all started with Foursquare and the nice little badges they add to your profile for your "check-ins". And, with all the different types of badges available, the more likely people are to do things they perhaps wouldn't normally do just to score another badge.

Well, it wasn't long before we started seeing badges infiltrate the geocaching world. One of the most notable examples, yet not the first, was the recent launch of "Souvenirs" on Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that you can discover and display on your profile page.

As I mentioned, was not the first site to offer geocaching badges. The statistics generating website,, has been providing a variety of "geoachievement badges" since its inception.

But in case you crave way, way more geocaching badges than these two sites currently offer, your prayers have been answered by BadgeGenBadgeGen is a GSAK add-in (called a macro) that analyzes your databases, and generates badges based on various criteria. Just take a look at all of the different badges available here. This should keep you busy for a while.

Cache On!

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