Sandra Ekong

by Sandra Ekong

Looks like digital is the official medium for all things hip and green. Weekly, the Beanstockd team peruses the online world for websites that share a unique perspective on environmentalism. Weekly, we are consistently surprised with the variety we find. The world of traditional media provides a limited scope on the voice of the green […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

Online, multiplayer games open the door to a new form of group collaboration that can create value. Take, for example, the Google Image Labeler, originally the brainchild of MacArthur Grant-winner Luis von Ahn. The game pits two players against each other in an image-labeling challenge, as images are displayed on the screen in succession (for […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

Happy 2009! Here at Beanstockd we’re kicking off the new year with a bigger and better Beanstockd Game. 2008 ended with a cliffhanger: We’d just wrapped up our first beta test and were preparing to survey players on their gaming experience.This week the results are in, and we’ve got answers to questions that will determine […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

This week we’re running a private beta test of the Beanstockd application internally; members of the Beanstockd editorial, business development and tech teams will be competing against each other as they take the game for a test drive. The beta test will give us quick, snapshot results on user engagement with the app, which will […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

It’s official: the US economy is in recession. The reality of our current economic crisis has hit corporations hard and is now starting to affect the American consumer. Reports on this year’s Black Friday show that the annual post-Thanksgiving shopper has a new attitude, one that is cautious about what and how much is bought. […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

We are happy to announce that Beanstockd has been named one of 35 finalists for the We Media Game Changers Award, which recognizes people, projects, ideas and organizations leading change and inspiring a better world through media. We’re honored to share the finalist list with major digital influencers such as Twitter, Digg, Huffington Post and […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

When we developed the Beanstockd concept we created it with a specific target demographic in mind: college students and young professionals with a taste for trends, technology, and some passing knowledge of the green movement. These were our friends on campus and fresh out of school- intelligent young adults who were aware of the environmental […] more »

by Sandra Ekong

Yesterday during my bi-weekly “sarah palin” “snl” google search, I stumbled upon The Political Machine Express, a downloadable version of the popular PC game The Political Machine 2008 in which, “players take on the role of campaign manager for a US Presidential candidate.” Having closely followed this year’s presidential campaign melodrama, I was itching to […] more »