Less than two weeks ago I blogged about an exciting new idea – Akoha. I was enthusiastic about the idea, in fact I love it. I love the idea of doing good and passing it forward, call me optimistic, call me naive, but I think this idea has merit. So I blogged about it, I was a little surprised when I was contacted, asking for my address so I’d have a pack of cards to hand out at my upcoming conference. But I was astonished yesterday morning when I arrived at work to discover not a just a set for me, but 20 sets, 19 to hand out!
Initially I stated – “If you’re wondering what this has to do with Libraries or the Social Web, my usual topics, the answer is nothing.” I was wrong. Oddly enough yesterday morning before I even got to work and discovered my cards, came across the Akoha Challenge and sent out a twitter message about it.
So I’m changing my statement – If you’re wondering what this has to do with libraries or the Social Web the answer is everything! Akoha is all about doing good, libraries are all about doing good. Hey most of us wouldn’t be working in one if we didn’t really believe in the good they do. A lot of libraries have now included gaming in their missions – Akoha is a game, even cooler it’s a big game and an online game. Oh wait, it get’s better, the Akoha Challenge –
After the Akoha community completes 25,000 missions, we will sponsor a Room to Read school in Nepal on behalf of our player community.
If you love the idea too and want to play along leave a comment, email me, talk to me at one of my upcoming conferences, I might just have your deck with me.