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The stock trading game Empire Avenue is a daily activity for me. I enjoy meeting people from around the world and connecting for all kinds of reasons. I have friends on the Avenue that represent many different viewpoints, ethnicities, nationalities, and philosophies. I may have met them as investments, but now I appreciate their support and camaraderie in the social networks. For me, Empire Avenue can be a clearing house for new contacts. I buy a few shares, check out the profiles and content the individual promotes, and often find friendship and mutual interests. I don’t look at the game as a platform to promote my business interests, but I support many players who do. The mission system is a great way to meet, promote, and discover new players and content.
What is a mission on Empire Avenue? It is a contract between players. An offer of EAVs (the funny money that fuels the Empire stock market) is made in return for a visit to a website, tweet, blog, or any other digital destination. By accepting the mission and the payment a player indicates an interest in the subject, but there is no requirement to endorse, retweet, like, or comment on a mission. In other words, the mission completion is an honor system. Like all systems of this kind, some take advantage by running off with the fake bucks without visiting the content. In the game we can see when other players do this. It can be a mistake, but if a player rips off missions frequently everyone becomes aware of it. It is permitted to block a player in the game if such behavior is discovered. I have not blocked any players, but I have sold my shares in a few.
If you are active in social media, have an interest in international concerns, and like to make new contacts, Empire Avenue might be fun for you. There is no fee for playing. Your imaginary wealth from the EAVs grows with daily dividends from your portfolio of players. The value of the contacts, the content, and the sharing is something that each individual must judge for themselves. The time I spend both creating and completing missions on Empire Avenue is well rewarded. If you decide to play, gentle reader, let me know and I will buy your shares and run a mission to help you get started.
My recent discovery of Empire Avenue has exposed me to a new universe of contacts with tons of enthusiasm and knowledge. When your shareholders speak, you need to listen, just like real markets. They bought shares in your IPO as gamble, now they want you to be a media star so that they can profit by owning shares in you. Since real time must be invested I am working this new activity into my social media schedule at the expense of becoming the instant queen of instagram 15 second video production (another recent undertaking). I really appreciate all the expert guidance the community offers. It is more hospitable than any other network because that hospitality and expertise is a factor in driving stock prices. The more you accept and learn from the community, the more valuable you become. Real life should be so simple.
I have met a few friends on the Avenue I know from other social media sites, but most of my gentle shareholders are strangers, just studying my stats. When using real money you would be insane to try to time the market, but I am sure with experience one can easily do it in this imaginary one. This week I can safely say that my fake 4 million Empire bucks and my own stock price give me only great satisfaction. Today, however, is the first day my own stock price has dipped a tiny bit……..I do not love that as much as I love the soaring price of my IPO. Still, what goes up must come down, so I can deal with that. My hefty portfolio of pretend shares looks like this today:
4,151,453.72e Net Wealth
163.48e ( 0.56e )
Last week Paula Deen brought an IPO with Butterqueen as her ticker. I think it will be a really fascinating stock to watch. She is doing very well out of the gate. Since the stock price reflects interest, I think she will move quickly. I believe stock price can be driven by news just like it is on Wall Street. The avenue is a moderately risk free place to stage a come back and gather fans ( stockholders). Are you on the avenue, and if so, have your purchased any Butterqueen?