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No freakin' way [Oct. 15th, 2006|09:44 am]
Zoethe
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Ganked from ross_winn:


My blog is worth $24,275.22.
How much is your blog worth?



I'm not buying it. Mostly because no one would buy it.

And before you get any too impressed, consider that I am chump change compared to my hubby:


My blog is worth $351,143.88.
How much is your blog worth?



and he is a piker compared to our buddy Eric:


My blog is worth $936,571.86.
How much is your blog worth?



though Eric holds up reasonably well against Scott Adams, when you consider the difference in their relative fame:


My blog is worth $1,592,002.80.
How much is your blog worth?



But you know, other than Adams, I have serious doubts that there is a chance in hell that anyone would offer any of us the kind of cash that Technorati claims we're worth - and even for Adams it's pretty unlikely. I mean, lets be serious. What am I gonna do, put up a paypal button and offer to advertise your product on my journal? Who would pay? And once they did pay, and I started shilling, how long until people are kicking me off their flists?

Talk about your false economies. This is Enron bookkeeping at its finest - let's assign a dollar value to something that no one will ever buy!

But hey, if someone out there wants to pony up $20k for my journal - or better yet, $350k for Ferrett's - I promise that I will do my level best to make your investment worthwhile.

I have this great bridge to sell....
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2006-10-15 02:25 pm (UTC)
It seems like a poor investment, because as soon as someone purchased another person's blog, the writing style and content would immediately change. Value depreciation would be fierce.

Niow, if you got the journal, the writer, and control over what was discussed and the conclusions that were drawn.. that would make for a decent investment...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-15 11:19 pm (UTC)
Even then, if you were trying to mold the opinion too far from the one that would be organically expressed, it would be too artificial to sustain its value.
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2006-10-16 12:32 am (UTC)
Eh, well, my journal is worth $0.00, and I would not sell it for even a hundred times that much. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: conglacio
2006-10-15 03:09 pm (UTC)
I think the point is to show how how blogs are not good value. The blogs are assigned the same value per link that AOL ended up paying for weblogs.

It is not Technorati doing this thing, it is someone else using their technology to power it.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-15 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay. Wow, they really took it in the shorts....
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[User Picture]From: mistapotta
2006-10-15 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this morning's humiliating moment.


My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-15 11:34 pm (UTC)
Hell, it's way more than a lot of them!
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[User Picture]From: mistapotta
2006-10-16 02:31 am (UTC)
Cue Gong-Show "ba-bye" music

No, wait, $516.32 was when you won.

Nah, couldn't be 1337 enough for that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-15 11:25 pm (UTC)
But at least you have the satisfaction of knowing that it's only play money for us as well!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-15 11:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think your blog can be in debt....
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2006-10-16 12:34 am (UTC)
It can, if you have a paid account and have not paid off your credit card yet...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-10-17 04:38 pm (UTC)
You still beat out most blogs out there.
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