Here’s a really hot trading tip: Jorunn Danielsen’s Andedammen is currently valued at ZERO dollars in the fictive blog share market game Blogshares.com. This means you can buy shares in her blog for free, and then, when you link to her, the value will skyrocket. Real, fictive money for free!
Blogshares is a brilliant concept. It’s like the gaming version of the short article I wrote last year on Links and power. I’m disheartened that jill/txt is only valued at $218.80, but I’ve been interested to see that almost all the blogs I regularly read and wanted to buy shares in have low valuations too. Except my teaching blog which is worth five times as much as this blog, because all the students link to it… Phil Ringnalda’s post about how using Blogshares might improve blogging is an interesting response to the predictable “you bloggers can’t see past your own links” attitude. Phil writes:
Now that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing, does it?