GetGlued to True Blood (with New iPhone App)!

July 28, 2010 by  

HBO and GetGlue, the social network for entertainment, have worked out a deal where you can earn virtual and REAL stickers showing just how addicted you are to V, errr…True Blood.

GetGlue gets more than 4.5M new unique ratings and check-ins for TV shows, movies, music and books every month. GetGlue users check-in and rate things they like and then the site, in conjunction with your favorite shows, movies and books, gets a feel for what you like to do, what you like to watch and read and listen to, and allows you to get recommendations of other similar publications and productions you might like as well, including brand new releases! On top of that, just for fun, you can earn stickers both to display on your GetGlue page AND have sent to you by mail. That’s right, you can now earn actual True Blood stickers to put on your windshield, your computer, your cat, your mirror, or your navel. Just about anywhere! (OK maybe you better skip that cat idea).

The top row of stickers are earned in a pretty straightforward manner. You sign up for GetGlue, and during Sunday’s 9pm EDT first showing of the new True Blood episode, “Hitting the Ground” (and follow our Live Tweeting of the episode!) you should log into GetGlue and let everyone know that you’re watching our favorite Bon Temps residents and their Southern neighbors. You should also let the world know every time you are re-watching True Blood repeats or watching On Demand because after you’ve reached a certain number of viewings you’ll be awarded a virtual sticker and you can request that they send you a REAL sticker as well.

We don’t know how to earn the bottom stickers yet. HBO will let us know, slowly, painfully, tortuously, torturously (Oh my dear Bill! SOBS). They are such cruel Makers! As we all know, Waiting SUCKS! But sucking can hurt so good! You can start earning your stickers on Sunday, August 1st, so sign up now over at getglue.com.

And just to make it even easier, now there’s an iPhone App for that! You don’t have to be like me with my computer Wf-Fi’d to my brain while I’m watching TV, just snag your iPhone, download the iPhone App at bit.ly/glueiphone and pop over to GetGlue and tell them you’re what you’re watching (is there time to watch anything but True Blood On Demand?)

And that’s not all, you can check on who else is watching True Blood right now! You can either see everyone watching True Blood or just check out which of your friends are watching. Or just see what all of your friends are watching right now. (You are going to friend us aren’t you??? We’re TrueBloodNet.)

And.. there’s more? HECK YEAH there’s more! You can also find other people who like the kinds of things you like. Not just True Blood (can you have a true friendship with anyone who doesn’t love True Blood???) but it looks at all of your favorite movies, songs, books and TV shows and will find folks who like the same things as you. We can always use more vampire loving friends can’t we?

If you’re like me, and you couch potato out between True Blood Episodes (Yes, there’s a couch potato sticker you can earn) and you’ve gotten sucked into the weird worlds of Entourage and Hung, you can earn stickers for these HBO shows as well. Personally I’m hoping to earn the Maker sticker as fast as I can and, depending on what you have to do to earn it, the Fangbanger and Hookah stickers. (I’m a little disappointed there isn’t a Furbanger sticker, although so far the only Were I’d get close enough to to scratch between the ears is Alcide!) So head on over to GetGlue and start sharing your likes and dislikes.. and remember, we’ll be watching!

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(Images credit: GetGlue and HBO inc.)

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  • Jocelyn Hyers

    I just earned the ULTIMATE TRUEBIE by going through the site and LIKING every thing I could find about Sookie or True Blood … mostly it is the books that help the most. Even if you think you have found all the books, keep searching with different keywords to bring up a few more you may have missed, that is what helped me tonight. Good Luck!

    I also earned both the TRUEBIE & FANGBANGER stickers tonight by checking in with “I love Bill and Sookie! I love Eric and Pam! Team Eric!”.

  • rich

    how do you get the ultimate truebie sticker?

    • Rich, read through all the comments here… that information was posted already πŸ™‚

      • rich

        i must have missed something but I have no clue what. grrrrr

        • Did you try leaving comments on the pages you’ve liked so far? And have you liked the multitude of pages for each of the Sookie Stackhouse books? That’s what I did to get mine.

  • Amanda

    You’re very welcome, Kelly. Glad you got it now. =)

  • Kelly

    Oops, spoke too soon…your comment shows up now.

    Anyways – thank you Amanda! I thought I’d “liked” everything to do with True Blood but discovered I’d missed some duplicate pages for the books. πŸ˜€

  • Kelly

    Amanda, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Your comment isn’t posted here but I received the email notification. I now possess an Ultimate Truebie sticker…

    Onward to the Fangbanger and Hookah!

  • Amanda

    I earned the Ultimate Truebie sticker by liking/checking in on true blood music, books, and some of the cast members[pretty much everything True Blood](at least I think that’s how I got it; but I have it.) I’d really like to know how to get the Fangbanger and Hookah stickers though, as those are the only two I need.

    • Exactly Amanda. That’s how I got mine too. πŸ™‚

      I have the same question though… How do we get our Fangbanger and Hookah stickers? *cries* I want those soooooo bad! LOL

      • Amanda

        Somebody on GetGlue told me you have to check-in using the phrase “I love Lafayette! Ring ring hookah ring ring” to get the Hookah sticker, and that worked for me. But then they told me that they checked-in with the phrase “I love Eric and Pam” to get the Fangbanger sticker, but I’ve tried over and over, and I just can’t seem to get the Fangbanger sticker. Hopefully you’ll have better luck, Isis.

        • Thanks, Amanda! I just got the Hookah sticker myself! I’ll try to figure out the Fangbanger sticker myself…

          • Amanda

            You’re quite welcome. If you figure out how to get the Fangbanger sticker, please let me know.

          • Amanda

            Okay, correction. I’ve gotten the Fangbanger sticker by checking-in with the phrase “I love Eric and Pam!”. Just copy it and paste it exactly the way it is. It just looked like I couldn’t get both stickers on the same day. Oh well, I got ’em now. YAYYY!! lol

          • Thanks Amanda! Now I’ve got all 6 stickers from GetGlue! πŸ˜€

          • Amanda

            You’re quite welcome and congratulations! πŸ˜€

          • tracy

            Amanda –

            If you’re still having trouble e-mail the support staff at get glue, they are having glitches. They got back to me within 24 hours and now I have all but the Ultimate sticker.

  • Kelly

    I have the Newbie and the Truebie stickers…I’m trying so hard to get the Maker one but I’m just not getting it! I’ve checked in many, many times, posted review, sent it to friends, Facebook, Twitter, posted it on my profile…and yet, no Maker…sob…anyone know how I can get the Maker sticker please?

    • Kelly

      Well no one replied but I earned it! I have earned the Maker sticker! πŸ™‚

      • Joanna

        I have the Newbie and Trubie one, how did you get the Maker one?! And have you gotten any others? I’m dying to get all of them so that way they’ll send the actual ones by mail.

        • Kelly

          You have to click on the “Grab A Widget” and add it to your blogger account. If you don’t have an account, sign up! It’s free and you’ll be a Maker. πŸ˜‰

          I’m working on the Ultimate Truebie one right now…unable to figure out how to get it. I thought I’d receive it when I checked in during the show Sunday night, but I didn’t! I am following HBO on Twitter as well as TrueBloodNet because I heard they would give clues but so far – nothing.

          • Actually, I got the Maker badge just by checking in. That’s how every press release has said you get the Newbie, Truebie, and Maker badges. Of course, I’m OCD and was checking in multiple times every day, so that may have helped me reach my count earlier, but I do know that someone got their Ultimate Truebie badge. He’s trying to help me figure out how to get it. So far, no luck. πŸ™

            And yes, HBO is supposed to be giving us hints, but they haven’t given anything so far at all! πŸ™