If you’re into checking into meaningless places or posting meaningless posts, GenGlue is probably for you. The short of it is you check in when you’re watching a show or movie or listening to music or reading a book… I suppose to let people know what you’re into. There isn’t much to it.
But, they do something great: They give you stickers for your check-ins. And I don’t mean digital stickers – electronic baubles that give you limited bragging rights but are otherwise nothing. I mean, they are that, but when you get enough of the electronic kind of stickers, they will actually send you copies of those stickers – as actual stickers!
I just got my pile from them, and they’re very high quality. I was expecting paper with glue on one side, printed with a four color ink jet. No, these definitely cost some money. And yet I wasn’t charged for them. I wasn’t even charged shipping!
It’s a great, fun incentive for using their site, and I applaud them for it. Granted, I got all of mine by gaming the system and taking advantage of the lack of verification check-ins require. (As if I’d actually pay money to go to a theater and watch, “The Lincoln Lawyer” – yeah, right!)
But it is a great idea, and there’s a lesson here: Giveaways keep people coming back to your site. Even if they’re brigands like me.