05 April 2009

You learn something new every day

Okay, now what the hell is this:
http://blogshares.com/blogs.php?checkid=11754848

Certainly not something I volunteered for.

14 comments:

PQ said...

Huh

Interesting.

LBluca77 said...

I'm with PQ, Huh!!!

emma said...

Fascinating, and a little unnerving, I suspect. Never knew a website like that existed.

Herb of DC said...

Looks like you are in the midst of a bear market.

Fearless in Toronto said...

That is one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.

Matt said...

My work blocked that website...

so I am assuming it's pornography.

f.B said...

I don't know how to read numbers and charts so I still have no idea what that is.

lacochran said...

P.Q., Lbluca77: You may be listed as well. No idea. Strange, no?

Emma: Nor did I!

Herb of DC: I'll be sure to inform the Board of Directors.

Fearless in Toronto: Me, too! Bizarre.

Matt: Sadly, no.

f.B: Perhaps you should keep your imaginary money out of the imaginary blog stock market, then.

Mike said...

I'm not listed. I'm worthless. Damn.

lacochran said...

Mike: Perhaps just undervalued?

Bilbo said...

I found this a while back and couldn't figure out who was behind it or how it worked, so I just ignored it. I have enough trouble figuring out why my hit counts in MyBlogLog and Google Analytics are so far out of whack.

CGHill said...

It's a fantasy stock-trading game. I've played it for almost six years; I started with $500 of their scrip, parlayed it to about $4 trillion, lost most of that, and am back in the $400-billion range.

Not counting the $375,000 I lost when I bought 1250 shares of this very site in another window just now. (I'll make it up in a month or two, though.)

lacochran said...

CGHill: Um, thanks...? for investing in me? But more to the point: WHY?

CGHill said...

Mostly, I view it as a way to test how well I react to trends. (It's a bit too predictable to act like the real stock market; simulations can only do so much.) I have to avoid despair when my holdings are decimated; I need to avoid getting smug when I turn a profit.

The game developers, I suspect, saw this originally as a way to promote blogdom by encouraging mutual links - which pushes up one's market value - and bringing in new readers. As usual, the Law of Unintended Consequences held sway, and now it's more "How can I screw this bunch of peasants?"

Incidentally, if you play, you get 1000 shares (all blogs are arbitrarily assigned 5000 shares) of your own blog, currently worth $434,210.

(Oh, and I made back $40k today.)