What is Empire Avenue? Part 2
Well, you let a professional amanuensis loose with a task and they try to fulfill it the best way they can. Of course opinions expressed by my amanuensis are not necessarily those of this Web site, etc.
So what is Empire Avenue, really? A way for its founders to make money through offering us, the participants therein, value for trading our personal data for…what?
If you’re engaging in it solely for the purpose of getting the world’s highest stock price, then, sorry to say, I think you’re a bit of a monkey. If you’re in it to (hopefully) meet some cool people and maybe increase your network a bit, and your stock price goes up a bit, then great!
Is it the best way to meet people? Honestly, it’s a fake stock market first, and a social interaction site second or third. Yes, it has communities and chat bolted on, but neither is as easy to use or accessible as something like Facebook or Twitter/Google+. For me, the stock market game is the core of the experience. Maybe if I was more active on the site itself, it might be different, but like I said, I don’t find the “social” bits added on that accessible, so I might never know.
So that makes it (now) an interesting black box that I can fire inputs into and see what the results are, and then alter the inputs to make the results I want (higher stock price) appear. This might make me seem like one of those monkeys, but for the difference that I DON’T CARE. My stock goes down to 1 Eave per share? Gee, sorry investors about all that fake currency you lost. Go add a Firefox or Chrome extension to help you min/max your ROI on the Eaves.
Because sometimes real life intervenes, and then I get the real fun of increasing my value to people in my face to face network. And they return it. Which is something no social networking site can ever trump.
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