Capitalism at its Very Best

I noticed traffic from a site called BlogShares today and discovered a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by inbound links. Somehow, this Blog has found its way onto Blogshares and is now a tradeable commodity, you can own a virtual piece of this valuable and virtual real estate.

Naturally, this idea follows-on from similar markets set up to trade and value celebrities over the Web, which has become quite serious, as Kylie Minogue, could, for example, see how much she is valued against sister, Danni. And then there's David Beckham and how much he's worth to Barcelona but that's another story.


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