media mammon

Almost a year of being a bug crawling around the grid in breedster, and now the folks at drunk men work here have invited me into their next project, media mammon. I already have shares in Al-Zaquari, and being a patriot am hanging out to buy some in Bird Flu, Taiwan, and China Aviation Oil. Unfortunately none for SARS yet.

Media Mammon is like a stock market of news, memes and hypes. It allows you to trade shares of companies, countries, events, persons or sports teams: in fact any word or phrase you can think of.

value

The value of each share is determined by the frequency the word or phrase is used by the international media during the previous 24 hours (source: Yahoo! News). Unlike a real stock market the value is not influenced by trading in that share.