Just wonder does beeminder give any discount to students?
Yes! We haven’t pinned down the details but ideally you’d prove your status by posting something about what you plan to beemind at a .edu URL. If that’s not possible then we can discuss by email – email@example.com
So I’ll email you from a .edu email address to firstname.lastname@example.org?
I meant put something on your school website. But, yeah, just email us and we’ll figure it out!
Another idea I had for confirming student status: email a professor, someone with a public web presence, with email@example.com cc’d, telling them about Beeminder and asking them to reply-all to confirm your student status.
The idea is, beyond proving you’re a student, to earn the discount by helping spread the good word.
We’d love to get more students beeminding. We think it’s a really powerful tool for studying. Not to mention thesis-writing. We know of multiple PhD theses that may well not have happened without Beeminder.
I wonder whether a student version of infinibee would be a useful addition, where the number of goals is infinite, but the types are still restricted.
For all that I agree with promoting evangelism, that usually comes after someone’s enthused about the service. Witness the number of member-get-member refer-a-friend schemes in the world.