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What is BlogShares?

BlogShares is a fantasy stock market where weblogs are the companies. Players invest fictional dollars on shares in blogs. Blogs are valued by their incoming links and add value to other blogs by linking to them. Prices can go up or down based on trading and the underlying value of the blog.

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System Time: 2:18 11 Oct 2007 - 8 Players Online | Upgrade to Premium

STATUS: Happy 50th Sputnik! - Come chat in #blogshares (Chanstats)

BlogShares is a fantasy stock market for weblogs. Players get to invest a fictional $500, and blogs are valued by incoming links.

Quick Start!

Got a question? See the Help System.

Publish a blog? Add it to BlogShares.

Upgrade your account: For just $15/year or $2.95/month, see benefits and upgrade.

Currently indexing 6,265,368 blogs and tracking 5,648,295 links between them.

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BlogShares News

June 14, 2007   Equipment On The Way

My friends and fellow BlogSharesians, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the much-anticipated brand new database server has been ordered! It began with the dream of more resources for the game, was made a reality though the incredible generosity of the BlogShares community, and will soon be realized when the new database server arrives in California to be installed and put into operation. Here are some specs and highlights:

• Processors: 2 x Dual-core AMD Opteron 2.2GHz 2MB Cache
• Memory: 4 x 2GB PC5300 667MHz DDR2 ECC Registered
• Hard Drives: 5 x 73.4GB SAS 15000 RPM - Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 (RAID 5)
• Total Cost: $5,750 (the rest of the money raised will go towards shipping, hosting, and support expenses)

We don't yet have an ETA for installation, but that will hopefully be very soon after shipment. When the new server is installed, it will likely entail a day or possibly two days of downtime for the game. In addition to installing the new database server, we will use that time to do the wipe, OS upgrade, and re-installation of the web server as well. This way everything will be running optimally. More details about this process will be released when available.

Role Announcements:
I am also happy to announce several new role promotions. First, we would like to extend a belated welcome for Honey4evr and Enigma Chaos to the Index Management team. They have been in their roles for several weeks and dove right in to assist with the very complex task of maintaining our index.

Next, we would like to welcome T$ and Ken Adams to the GIC. These players are very knowledgeable about the game and we look forward to their assistance as we expand upon and improve the game in the future.

And finally, it is our distinct pleasure to bestow the title of Elite Player to R U Serious. RUS has been a valued member of the community for some time now and since the addition of the new composite scoring he has been prolific in holding onto the #1 spot. Well done!

Congratulations to all of our new roled players!

by MrPilot [Comments (2)]

April 28, 2007   A Bright Future Ahead

BSDB (Old Database Box) I've spent the last two weeks in California, visiting with Jay and checking out the area - it's fantastic, I hope to move here very soon. During the visit, I had the opportunity to visit the hosting facility for Blogshares, and snap a photo of the old database box, shown here. In case you didn't know, it's a Quad PIII 550Mhz with 4Gb RAM and 10K SCSI disks with RAID-5. It's served us well, handling up to 900 queries per second when the spiders were running flat out alongside the website, but it's slowly failing. Not to worry, due to your contributions, soon this old box will go on easy street.

No, we haven't purchased the new one yet - this is taking some careful planning and execution, going for a balance of future security while not compromising on components. We're gonna shell out for a 3 year 4-hour response warranty out of our own pocket, on top of the community donations, to make sure that in the unlikely event of a hardware problem, we can get it sorted quickly. The hope is we'll have a box on order within the next two weeks, we'll keep you informed of any news.


Addendum: While doing some Java today, I'm reminded of a site that has helped me immensely in the maintenance and growth of the spiders, as well as our other projects, yet I've never given it props. It's Roedy Green's Java & Internet Glossary, a useful resource. Thanks to him for the help it's brought me.

by SubWolf [Comments (6)]

April 05, 2007   You Did It
March 14, 2007   All It Takes Is Tuppence From You
January 22, 2007   Is It 2007 Already?
December 09, 2006   Happy Holidays From BlogShares!
August 11, 2006   New Idea Math is Coming!

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Blog Announcements

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On behalf of

la la la land

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On behalf of

Pot Noodle ... WHY???

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Posted 06:12 19 Sep 2007

[Press Release] Toenail Clippings

On behalf of Toenail Clippings:

I have a blog that I need to update. Come visit.

Jack's Blog

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Posted 23:37 15 Sep 2007

[Press Release] SmadaNek's Blogshares Junk

On behalf of SmadaNek's Blogshares Junk:

The Token Non-Premium Corp is still welcoming new members on a regular basis. We added out 110th player today, and in honor of the event distributed 110 chips to each of our members.

If you need a place to hang your hat, and don't want the high-pressure responsibilities inherent in a competitive, cooperative play corp, then this is the place for you.

Plus, we get 0.48% interest without all that hassle.

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Posted 09:24 15 Sep 2007

[Press Release] A Pilot's Blog

On behalf of A Pilot's Blog:

I'm sure by now you've heard the news that adventurer and aviator Steve Fossett has disappeared after what was supposed to be a short flight over the Nevada countryside. A massive search and rescue effort is currently underway to locate him and hopefully return him safely to his family.

Thanks to generous efforts by Google,, and other companies you can also help in that search. Recent satellite data from the search area has been placed on Amazon's Mechanical Turk for public review of possible landing or crash sites. You can find that information here.

If you have some free time and an Amazon account you can assist in the search for this legendary aviator.

(Posted on behalf of A Pilot's Blog and BlogShares Airlines.)

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Posted 21:39 08 Sep 2007

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