Monday 7 January 2008

Available to Trade

Can anyone tell me anything at all about this? I don't get it, but it appears to have got me.

"Alice In Blogland was the subject of much speculation when analysts at several firms were heard to be very positive about its recent performance. Its share price rose from B$379.88 to B$554.63. Much of the hype was said to originate from J.T. Sage whose Oxford Dictionary (artefact) was said to be involved."




James Higham said...

You're famous, dearest - what's the problem?

Anonymous said...

Ach, you knnow whit they say Alice, any publicity is good publicity! I like the new lay-out, it's very fetching and pleasing on the eye.

Oh, and a belated Happy New Year!

J.T. Sage said...

Hey! That's me!

Alice - what you stumbled upon is actually called BlogShares - it's a fictional stock market where players receive B$500 to buy/sell/trade in a market based on blogs (valued by, among other things, the number of people that link to the blog). For what it's worth, blogs start at a base value of B$1,000, so a value of around B$20,000 like yours is by no means shabby.

The exact message you found is from what we call artefacts - a way to manipulate prices of the market.

All that said, registration is open to all, the game is incredibly addictive, and a great time - we are also home to a player community unlike any other I've found. Also, there is absolutely no real world value to B$, our currency (unlike games like second life, etc).

BlogShares is the main site.

Alice said...

Bretwalda - I've just found "myself" being sold on a stock market, and I don't even approve of stock markets! Does it make me famous? Is that a good thing? I'm just confused!

Freeluncher - Thanks for compliments - it's not very energy-saving though. Happy New Year!

JTSage - see the next post for my reply!

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