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Empire Avenue, a cool stock market simulation social network game.

Nowadays it’s rare that you miss out on something, thanks to the internet and its many sudden notification systems. The more stunned I was when I stumbled upon “Empire Avenue”, which is an awesome stock market simulation. The twist is, you are a stock, and so are you friends. Wikipedia explains it better than I could: “Players have their own portfolio in a virtual economy. The price of a player’s share depends on the ticker’s stock buying and selling, along with social networking activity. Players can choose their own ticker symbol. The players can have multiple investors, which will garner them a higher share price, and they can invest in other players. Players win Achievements for their actions, such as advertising and adding services such as Twitter. Players gain dividends from the other shares in players they invest in, which are counted as Credits. Social networks supported by Empire Avenue currently include Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, WordPress hosted blogs and the player’s own blog and RSS feeds.” Those mentioned achievements are lots of fun, and keep the game interesting. After a while, you don’t need to check in so often anymore, your stock will just grow in […]

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A DHL Book Review: Social Memories.

The Social Memories of Jakob Montrasio. Review Today my “Social Memories” book arrived. It’s a new book service that DHL offers. The Facebook application diggs thru your Facebook account and creates a book based on a timeframe that you can edit and ships it to you. The Quality You are able to choose between different languages, different colors and you can replace pictures that were chosen with other ones within the same image set that they come from. You can not, and this is where I am a bit disappointed, change whole pages or areas against other ones. I hope this will be changed in the future and become more flexible as the service hopefully gets extended. The book comes in a hardcover and has a very good quality and feel to it. The paper of the pages feels strong and good, too, all in all quite a decent quality. I hated the photo book that I got thru Apple’s iPhoto some years ago and expected this to be on that level, but it was much better than that. It has 24 pages full of web 2.0 styled diagrams, informations and photos. For the crappy quality that the Facebook pictures […]

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