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Play it Forward with Akoha

  • 12th Sep, 2008 at 12:22 AM

The Akoha Away Team is flying home from San Francisco now. They did an amazing job at TechCrunch50, where they got on stage to present our amazing project. This great experiment is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life!

If you missed it, you can watch the talk on-line. Or you can read about us in CNET News, The Montreal Gazette, or The Washington Post.

Akoha is our take on paying it forward, the idea that you can make the world a better place by doing small acts of kindness, one little bit at a time. We play a game where you help your friends, family, and strangers every day. As you play, you get to see how your own actions affect the lives of others, as your generosity is played forward. It’s really cool to watch a mission you’ve played travel from place to place, city to city, passed along by a chain of like-minded Akohans.

It doesn’t just affect your own little circle of friends. We work with partners to effect change in big ways. Our first partner is Room to Read, who will help us build a library in Nepal when we reach our first goal of 25,000 acts of kindness. These guys build and stock libraries for schoolchildren in poor parts of the world, giving the gift of education so that kids can climb their way out of poverty.

In the short time that Akoha’s been played, I’ve already seen more smiles amongst my friends. It’s fun to play Akoha, to see people’s faces light up when you do something nice! And after a while, you start seeing more and more ways to help others.

If you bump into me on the street, ask me about Akoha. Or, go to our website at www.akoha.com and register for our beta list. We’re starting small, but we’ll send you a free Akoha Starter Kit as soon as we can.

I’m looking forward to playing it forward with all of you!


Comments

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(Anonymous)
12th Sep, 2008 05:14 (UTC)
Great presentation! Very exciting...

Matt
comingupforair.net
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:52 (UTC)
Thank you, I’ll pass it on to the team!
girlintheclouds
12th Sep, 2008 06:06 (UTC)
that sounds like such an awesome idea! :D
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:52 (UTC)
It’s an amazing idea!
girlintheclouds
12th Sep, 2008 06:26 (UTC)
also, i was wondering how to find out the link to your video? - i'd love to get other people to watch it to inform them about akoha, and maybe test it out too.
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:53 (UTC)
Just send them to this LiveJournal post.
echristo
12th Sep, 2008 06:45 (UTC)
congrats on the release...
I've signed up!
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:53 (UTC)
Re: congrats on the release...
Thanks, Eric! :)
(Anonymous)
12th Sep, 2008 08:00 (UTC)
Congrats...
on the launch! Juts avoid the white sneakers and kool-aid...
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:54 (UTC)
Re: Congrats...
That would be pretty far from what we want to do. Akoha is about changing the world for awesome!
eveglass
12th Sep, 2008 12:01 (UTC)
I just saw that in the Gazette the other day and signed up. I can't log in, though. I think they need to actually invite me to the beta. :(
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:54 (UTC)
No, you can’t login until we send you your Starter Kit. We’ll be sending out the first of these on Monday.
eveglass
13th Sep, 2008 20:00 (UTC)
Yay! Very cool!
choucroute
12th Sep, 2008 13:04 (UTC)
Very very cool.

If ever there's translation to be done (French<->English), I'm working freelance these days :)
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 19:55 (UTC)
Thanks! We’ll keep that in mind. :)
akashayi
12th Sep, 2008 17:07 (UTC)
I've been wondering all this time about what Akoha was, and now I see how amazing an idea it is. Congratulations, Simon ^^
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 21:01 (UTC)
Thanks! We think it’s wonderful!
taxlady
12th Sep, 2008 18:23 (UTC)
Very kewl. I signed up for the beta.
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 21:01 (UTC)
Great! We’ll let you know how to get a Starter Kit soon.
sachachua
13th Sep, 2008 13:43 (UTC)
Looking forward to being part of that beta! =D Now there's a game I'd love to play...
sfllaw
13th Sep, 2008 21:01 (UTC)
:)
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sfllaw
11th Oct, 2008 05:27 (UTC)
I’m afraid that talking about business models on LiveJournal is pretty inappropriate. :)
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