Google News Badges

With Google News badges, you can keep track of what you’re reading, create a more personalized experience on Google News, and share what you love with friends. To get started with badges, visit
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25 Responses to Google News Badges

  1. thekaizer666 says:

    look at the top comment? see, it /kinda/ works, if you know what i mean. i mean, obviously its a joke, but it wouldn’t hurt to give people a sense of belonging, achievement and accomplishment. if they choose to troll about and be bitches about it, heck, we cant really stop all of them, but most will use this constructively, i believe. egh, too bad though, another fun (yes kinda useless) but still fun tool gone forever.

  2. Yogesh Gupta says:

    @Loise, you make $27h thats great going girl good for you! My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online, seriously I couldn’t be happier I work when I want and where I want. And with a little effort I easily bring in $35h and sometimes even as much as $85h…heres a good example of what i’m doing,

  3. phillips1012 says:

    So you actually use this feature? That’s a first.

  4. thekaizer666 says:

    these… badges, man, kids (and grown-up babies like me) will want to hoard these badges, ranks, (ever notice how addicted we all are in role playing games?), inadvertently producing an unprecedented generation of super-well informed people! pair that up with more diverse content found on the net vs traditional whitewashed journalism, it could play a part in opening up our minds for the greater good!

  5. phillips1012 says:

    Every fall, Google does ‘spring cleaning’ and they discontinue some things that they believe don’t fit in. For example, last year, they removed Google desktop, and they got a lot of criticism because of it. Google news badges is kind of usless…

  6. thekaizer666 says:

    FUCK I thought this was a brilliant idea! WHY??????

  7. phillips1012 says:

    Stop hating. They’re discontinuing badges next fall.

  8. hansen456852 says:

    According to google news, I read 22 mobile industry articles. In reality, I read five a day longer than the last three years.

  9. Hyuu Lilium says:

    Platinum badge in Space. Rest of the world, are you even trying?

  10. Jose Striedinger says:

    am I the only who thinks this is a really BAD gamification ???? I mean…is nothing but, badges. They have no “objective” whatsoever….

  11. OriganalPie says:

    To what end could this possibly serve? So I read twenty pages of basketball stuff and get a badge, so what? Do I really need someone to tell me that I’m good at reading basketball stuff? This feature fell flat on its face for a reason.

  12. MegF142857 says:

    This would make more sense if it was put out on April 1st. 

  13. jilmsrv says:

    You got an Al Jolson black face badge? The reported that interrupted Obama at his “I don’t give a crap about congress and the constitution, I’m making 800,000 illegal aliens US citizens teleprompter recitation, didn’t even get one of those.

  14. jilmsrv says:

    Reminds me of the yellow star the Nazi’s “Insisted” the Jews wear………Wanna round up dissenters? Just check out what someone read by checking out their Google stars, or check out their equally unwise “advertisements” on Facebook etc…..

  15. danbigdork says:

    If you wanted to do something useful, you could add and X on news items so you can close them after reading. Thumbs up and down on news stories for personalized news would be good too.

  16. GeekProdigyGuy says:

    Lemme take a guess… you’re under 18? 😛 Honestly, people manage to complain about everything. It’s the same thing as statistics and charts of what you read, which Google has anyways if you have an account, so why not use it? They didn’t have to make it into a cutesy badge system, but it doesn’t really change the information it gives you.

  17. sunnuvapuz says:

    BADGES? No thanks. How stupid…. what am I… like 7 years old? Just wanna read the news.

  18. bambizzoozled says:

    I mean where is the blackface badge? What if I read a hundred articles on Al Jolson? Nothing?

  19. SALDFSKLDFS says:

    your mother bitch.

  20. Bima81004 says:

    what are you talking about spesific?

  21. Bima81004 says:

    what are you doing?

  22. butchermachine says:

    You’re self-censoring by using this.

  23. ositapink01 says:


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