Pinyadda, a web application designed to make it easy to gather, customize, and share news and information from across the web, has recently teamed up with HubSpot to launch a series of badges. HubSpot's badges are included in Pinyadda's line of engaging badges offered by big names in the local Boston startup community and awarded to users who share relevant content from those sources.
Taking a page from Foursquare, Pinyadda's badge system aims to help users identify people who are the best sources for particular topics (called "Mavens") and people who share a lot of content from a particular site (called "Ambassadors") on its platform. This helps to ensure that Pinyadda users find the best content available.
Promote your inbound marketing expertise to your Twitter and Facebook networks by clicking on the HubSpot badges you've earned in your Pinyadda Profile
By pinning articles from inbound marketing and social media topics, Pinyadda users in turn earn badges based on their level of inbound marketing knowledge. Currently, users can earn HubSpot badges that indicate their status as an inbound marketing newbie, rockstar, guru, ninja or pro!