I will be real honest. Other than another way to look “social” and to track your travels on the Internet (a Google+ need?) I am not sure what the reason is to use badges for Google News. Heck, people are tired of badges where it was initially the entire reason to use the service (that would be Foursquare, remember them?). I don’t know, maybe we’re going back to the old school days of getting a gold star for doing what you should be doing already?
So rather than yammering on about why I don’t get this, why don’t you just watch the Google video from their blog that explains this latest distraction in the online world. You can make up your own mind from there.
So there you go. Any thoughts?