Have you heard of Viggle yet? If you own an iPhone and watch TV, you’re going to want it.
The best way to describe Viggle is that it’s like Foursquare for your TV. Every time you sit down to watch a TV show, you “check in”. The Viggle app will actually listen to your TV, identify the show you’re watching, and then give you points. You’ll get points for any show you watch (as long as it’s on the list they maintain of the most popular channels…you may not get points for watching your buddy juggling on public access TV), and they have promotions with media companies where you can get extra points for watching certain shows or participating in “second screen” events (during the last Academy Awards they had a fun trivia contest where you could earn points just by answering questions).
Here’s the coolest thing about it–after a certain number of points you can trade them in. At 7500 points (about 30-40 shows) you can start trading in for $5 gift certificates to places like Starbucks, CVS, and Burger King. Or if you’re on the more philanthropic side (and if you’re on this site, I’m assuming you are!) you can turn those points into donations for charity. Currently, the featured charities are The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Covenant House.