After we completed our twitter local story at the Mozilla Drumbeat festival- our workshop joined with the Badge Lab, to discuss how badges could be applied to the activity. So, they used my story to basically "badge".
While this was an interesting experience to be having a conversation as both a maker, as well as someone who supports learning in some form, I have to admit it felt really weird. I had just had this amazing experience crafting the story using casual skills in a non-formal setting and then, it felt like they were just trying to formalize my experience and "grade it" in some form. I am willing to keep playing along with these nascent badge ideas but, am Tim Gunn would say, "I'm dubious."
Regardless, our story won the "multi modal" badge amongst other things. I feel that badges are useless unless they are put out there into the world in some kind of social context. So... hello world.