Calendialing

Thursday, December 2, 2021
By dreeves
A Bee with a calendar, Bartlebee Jr's birthday, etc

This is adapted from a forum post which was adapted from a daily beemail which was adapted from a fiftieth of Brent Yorgey’s brilliant, »

Nicky’s Secret To Beeminding Studying: It’s About Time

Friday, November 12, 2021
By shanaqui
A bee holding notes and books and such

We are overdue for a blog post about using Beeminder for school and studying. In the very early days of Beeminder, we had a brilliant guest post from Gandalf Saxe when he was a wee undergrad. Now he’s an engineer at Apple, working on Siri. We’re going to go ahead... »

Loss Aversion Aversion

Saturday, October 30, 2021
By dreeves
A bee rejecting a graph depicting loss aversion

This is part 2 of our two-part series on loss aversion. Previously we explained loss aversion and how it’s distinct from the endowment effect. Here we (as Beeminder) disavow loss aversion as a tool for behavior change. This isn’t like “ »


Loss Aversion vs The Endowment Effect

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
By dreeves
A bee thinking about the standard graph depicting loss aversion

This is part 1 of a two-part series. First we explain loss aversion and how it’s distinct from the endowment effect. (Spoiler: loss aversion is a generalization of the endowment effect.) Asking Google how those... »

Complice’s Gloves Come Off: Announcing Micro Commitment Contracts in Complice

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
By Malcolm Ocean
Complice logo with a magnifying glass revealing tiny Beeminder logos

Well, Complice lulled us into complacency with all their talk of how complementary Beeminder and Complice are and now here we are. Today they’re launching micro commitment contracts; presumably tomorrow will be macro... »

Nicky’s Ultimate Support Secret: Dogfood

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
By shanaqui
Bee gorging itself on dogfood (bowl says BARKLEBEE)

Sorry to spoil the suspense with the title there. (Unless you don’t know the term “dogfood” but we’ve »