BlogShares is a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to
invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by inbound links.
Via Oliver Willis,
As if the real stock market weren't bad enough.
And as far as I can tell, this isn't a bad April Fool's joke either.
And currently, I have
a valuation of $0.00, but my outgoing links are worth a whopping
Woo hoo! At this rate, I'll be able to afford a cup of coffee in a few
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.