Monday, January 26, 2004

blogshares and the hidden link experiment


BlogShares is a simulated, fantasy stock market for weblogs where players invest fictional money to buy stocks and bonds in an artificial economy where attention is the commodity and weblogs are the companies. Weblogs, or blogs for short, are valued by their incoming links from other known blogs. In effect, links become the business deals in the simulation and players speculate on the fortunes of thousands of blogs by buying and selling shares. A whole host of options exist for advanced play including gifting shares, leveraged buy-outs, stock splits, additional share issues, market and player bonds.

the hidden links chapter : "naughty games by alter ego"

bought some shares and linked to see the effects on value.
some links were put nearly invisible on some pages, curious if someone would detect them, added secret message too.
good detective is Elektra

hope to make good surprise by offering 1250 shares if decide to play along, and many sorry's for the shock

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