10 thoughts on “Netflix is testing a badge scheme to turn your kids into binge watchers

  1. smokeyser March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I think it’s funny that netflix thinks anyone is going to care about their badges. There’s nothing interactive about it. It requires holding a kid’s attention for multiple hours. Most kids have an attention span of a few minutes at best. They’re going to say “hey look, badges”. 30 seconds later “Oh yeah, new free games on PSN are out”. And just like that the badges are forgotten. I think terminally bored 30 year old couch potatoes will be more likely to notice and sort-of care.

  2. fredbnh March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    Like reddit does with karma points.

  3. JDGumby March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    As if they aren’t already are…

  4. Phalex March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    This must be some powerful stuff. I think it’s already working on me too!

  5. Loki-L March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I watch a lot of netflix. Can I get a badge too? I am easily motivated by imaginary rewards.

  6. PeanutButterBear93 March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I think it will be more attractive to older people than kids. Firstly, kids watch a specific show. No matter what they will watch that and will not browse through other shows. On the other hand, older people have been having fun with stuff made for kids.

  7. In_Yo_Mouf March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    It’s the parents job to monitor their kids entertainment habits. Who gives a shit.

    Netflix could offer a free lollipop and double scoop of ice cream with every 5 episodes watched and it still wouldn’t be their responsibility how much a kid watches.

  8. dirtymoney March 14, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I really dislike the binge-watching trend. Seeing it all over cable.

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