Netflix Experiments with Badges; Deluxe At-Home Spin Classes

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about a text Netflix has been conducting: offering kids virtual badges for watching certain episodes of kids' programming (via Engadget). Cathi mentions her latest DVD purchase, Sabrina. Cathi Bond talks about Peloton (via PSFK), which is basically gym spin class as a service. You buy the bike for your home, and a membership, and you participate virtually in a class, alongside other spinners. Nora mentions this review of Peloton at the excellent review site, The Wirecutter. [iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6457406/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/237069" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3

3 responses to “Netflix Experiments with Badges; Deluxe At-Home Spin Classes

  1. I'm sure you figured this out by now, but I'll mention it here. The Fitbit reminder to move is set by default to 250 steps per hour. So with 10 minutes left in the hour, it gives you a reminder to move if you haven't hit 250 yet, and tells you how many steps you have left to reach that goal. It's not random.:-)

    Mine is set to do this between 9am and 6pm, but I think that's something you can customize.

  2. My son is about 50:50 with YouTube vs Netflix. I can Netflix wanting to do something to try to get the younger generation hooked. I'm sure it's not so simple as just wanting them to have a sense of accomplishment 😉

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