Google has this week introduced a new service called “Badges” for US Google account holders, which now allows them to earn badges as they read articles on Google News. If you’re signed-in to a Google account and have web history enabled, you will earn badges as you click on articles in Google News. Both desktop and mobile clicks earn you badges.
The new Google News badges feature is private by default, but you can configure settings to share his badges with friends via social networking sites, if desired and when Google+ goes main stream expect Badges to play a part within Google’s new social network as well. Watch the promotional video from Google after the jump.
The more you read, the higher level badge you’ll receive, the rankings start at Bronze, then moving up the ladder to Silver, Gold, Platinum and finally, Ultimate. There are more than 500 badges available so what ever your taste you should start receiving badges.
Source: GoogleFiled Under: Technology News