Wonder anyone has ever played this Blogshares game? According to their website,
"BlogShares is a fantasy stock market where weblogs are the companies. Players invest fictional dollars on shares in blogs. Blogs are valued by their incoming links and add value to other blogs by linking to them. Prices can go up or down based on trading and the underlying value of the blog. "
So essentially it's like a stock exchange game, where instead of stocks and commodities and [serious] financial instruments, you trade on blogs instead.
I found out about my blogshares valuation a while back, but I never really explored the website much. This time round, I went back and decided to check out a few well-known Singaporean blogs, and compare their share prices to my *cough cough* measly little blog:
[Click on the share prices to see more detailed information on the blogs. Click on the blog name to go to that blog]
Boredslacker - $49.67
Now you might think that's decent, till you see mrbrown's share price, which is:
mrbrown - $16,738.13
xiaxue - $10,346.89
So you see that mrbrown is worth more than xiaxue, despite her popularity and publicity. :p This is probably because more people link to mrbrown's blog than hers. So Xiaxue fans, if you wanna see your idol 'rise in value', quickly link her blog on every website you have... hahaha...
Lancerlord - $174.37
Lancerlord trails far, far behind both of them though.
but no results for Mr Miyagi and Popagandhi or Kennysia. Couldn't find many other Singaporean blogs. Anyone wanna play the game and register them? Hahaha...
Can you imagine if this was real money? Anytime mrbrown or Xiaxue needed money, all they'd have to do is buy up tons of their own stock, and then write something blardy hilarious in their blog, get it linked to by thousands of fans, and then *KA-CHING*! Insider blog trading at its best! [the alternative being Google ads and a Paypal button...]
Go check it out. :) and maybe register your own blog