Take Stock in Weblogs
March 30, 2003 9:07 AM   Subscribe

Take Stock in Weblogs - Blogshares is a web-based simulation of stock market where the commodity is weblog linkage. Currently, Metafilter is worth $27774.44. What's your weblog worth?
posted by Argyle (23 comments total)
To answer my own question, my weblog is worth $1402.26

Who can beat me?
posted by Argyle at 9:08 AM on March 30, 2003

This scares me more than the stock market (where evidently I've lost all my real money), and I'd gladly cash out my alleged blog-worth of $7312.40 and head to Prada.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 9:32 AM on March 30, 2003

$4,110 and change...

My advice is for all you MeFi-ers to BUY NOW your VERY OWN SHARE of "Better Living Through Blogging" at the UNBELIEVABLY LOW LOW PRICE of only SEVENTY CENTS PER SHARE!


This doesn't count as a self-link, does it...?
posted by davidmsc at 9:36 AM on March 30, 2003

it's not very comprehensive and there doesn't seem to be a way to add weblogs without registering yourself.
posted by donkeyschlong at 9:38 AM on March 30, 2003

$ 75.94 - I guess I'm not as cool as the cool kids. I'm with davemsc - if you want a share of middle-20's angst with a splash of liberalism, wait until the IPO and get yourself some Grubbykid! It is the next biggest thing since WebVan.

and yes I do feel a bit dirty self-linking, thank you very much
posted by plemeljr at 9:42 AM on March 30, 2003

I saw this a few days ago and decided it was one of the dumbest things I'd ever seen. I mean, really, what's the point?

Seems to me that a lot of people start blogs not because it's a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself, but because they like feeling that they're popular because so many people link to them. This is just another way to track that popularity.
posted by eilatan at 9:51 AM on March 30, 2003

eilatan: they like feeling that they're popular because so many people link to them

What's your point? :-)

Sure, in the "big picture" it's rather pointless, but it's a fun way to track blogs -- your own, your friends, your enemies, etc. Quantifying "popularity" is just harmless fun, and even if it's not 100% accurate...so what?
posted by davidmsc at 9:55 AM on March 30, 2003

yet another indication that the general weblogging public is comprised mainly of people with nothing better to do.
posted by t r a c y at 10:05 AM on March 30, 2003

I'm worth $796.58. And I don't feel dirty because I am a shameless link-whore already. So there.
posted by hilatron at 10:05 AM on March 30, 2003

Wow. According to this, Slashdot is worth a mere $ 16152.37. Wil Wheaton's site is worth $ 13324.03. Do you really get $3k more value out of /.? And is Mefi really worth 2x Wheaton?
posted by ilsa at 10:50 AM on March 30, 2003

My point, davidmsc, is that some individuals seem to get so caught up in tracking this sort of popularity that it becomes one big circle-jerk. It's not particularly interesting if you're not in the circle, and perhaps that's the point.
posted by eilatan at 10:52 AM on March 30, 2003

Ha Ha! I knew I was smart when I bought MetaFilter last night. I knew someone would post this, and the price would jump....

Day trading, here I come...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:28 AM on March 30, 2003

Remember when weblogs used to be (mostly) about creative endeavour and personal communication? I'm just so glad we can each have an imaginary capitalist value for our work now!
posted by jess at 12:43 PM on March 30, 2003

Beware, the market is subject to the Blogshares Act and accepted market practices.
posted by ajr at 1:22 PM on March 30, 2003

Looks similar to the BBC's Celebdaq.
posted by salmacis at 1:23 PM on March 30, 2003

Mine's currently worth $721.16, moving up and down like the NASDAQ...
posted by kickerofelves at 2:32 PM on March 30, 2003

It is with great personal sadness and disappointment that I restate kung fu grippe's earnings owing to a gross overstatement of value and a somewhat suspicious means of acquiring inbound links.

We look forward to your future support with monetizing our exit strategy and trust that the unpleasantness with our accounting firm will not dim your long-term view of kfg as a responsible going-forward operation.

Thanks and God bless.
posted by merlinmann at 3:32 PM on March 30, 2003

This post does not however contain forward looking statements.
posted by machaus at 4:12 PM on March 30, 2003

I'm worth $25.46. It's cheap to be unloved.
posted by fujikosmurf at 4:26 PM on March 30, 2003

$1369.45. But that's BEFORE we issue false earnings statements, so get in the game NOW! Ken Lay rates it a "buy".
posted by owillis at 4:31 PM on March 30, 2003

This is such utter BS. I mean, luxeword.com is worth more than MeFi? A poorly-formatted blog, utterly devoid of comments, that Google can find 0 links to (as opposed to 10,000 for MeFi)? The thing is rigged, friends. (Disclaimer: I did not study their methodology. Maybe they have a systematic and equally applied method to produce their meaningless rankings...)
posted by Zurishaddai at 5:08 PM on March 30, 2003

"Sorry Unknown Blog" Bummer.

But it's not worth knowing about, honestly.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:53 PM on March 30, 2003

My blog is worth $6560.55 as of today and although fluctuating wildly it's showing a good upward trend.
posted by RevGreg at 1:13 PM on March 31, 2003

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