Get Glue is yet another mobile app that allows you to “check-in”, but unlike Foursquare which checks you into physical places, or the similar check-in apps on Yelp and Facebook, Get Glue checks you into what you’re watching, reading or listening to. I thought it could be cute and kind of fun to track what I was watching or reading. I didn’t share any of it to Twitter or Facebook because I didn’t want to be annoying like that, cluttering up everyone’s feed with stuff I know they don’t give a shit about (vs. the stuff I normally post which people may or may not give a shit about.) Get Glue has badges and stuff you can earn as well. The more you check-in, the more you badges you get.
Well, I tried it. And like I said, I just don’t get it. I don’t understand what its purpose is. Admittedly, I did have the same initial reaction to Foursquare – who gives a shit if someone is the mayor of the Walgreens? Well, like most things, I found out that it was more fun with friends. When I finally talked my wife into joining Foursquare so I could
snoop be interested in where she went, that’s when it really got fun. When I went with my friend Matt to Kansas City last October for Evil Dead: The Musical, it was always a race to see who could check in wherever we were first, in order to get the points for “first of your friends to check-in here.” Yeah, that was kind of fun in a boys-will-be-boys type of way.
Get Glue provides no such rush. Honestly, it’s one of the least necessary things I’ve ever seen. I have Goodreads for books and last.fm for music. As far as TV goes, I don’t really watch enough of it to really care about broadcasting to the world that I’m watching Revenge or Ringer (two of my favorite shows this season.) Frankly, if I’m that excited about them, I’ll probably do a blog post on them.
So goodbye Get Glue. I’d say it was nice knowing you, but really, it wasn’t all that.