Tuesday, December 27, 2011

RSS Feed Fiasco

I like technology and often research issues, just for myself.  Later I return to those same topics and have to find my notes again.  So, I decided to create a blog just for technical musings.  It's Tech Notes (Technological Musings.) Naturally, I wanted to connect this blog to Empire Avenue.

EAv told me that I couldn't have more than 5 blogs, so I had to remove one of the others.  I decided to unregister my WordPress blog because It's gets the fewest posts.  It is more of a serious blog about food where it takes time and effort to do an article.  Furthermore, EAv directly handles WordPress now.

The next day, while perusing the connections, mostly to learn about connection Google+, I noticed that I had unregistered the wrong blog on the previous occasion.  Instead of disconnecting the WordPress blog, I'd disconnected my main blog, the one with the most traffic, "California Sun."

I've fixed that now; but it'll take a while to get California Sun back in commission.  So, in the mean time, I'm posting to my other blogs (hence this post) to take up the slack.


It seems to have taken less than an hour to get the blog reinstated; so I rescheduled its posts and it's back in commission already.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Facebook Five Experiment Results « Empire Avenue Tips

Facebook Five Experiment Results « Empire Avenue Tips: - Sent using Google Toolbar

Experiment: I and 5 other participants agreed to check each other’s Facebook page and profile each day for 1 week and make an effort to like or comment on 5 updates each day. The result would be 5 participants x 5 actions per day x 7 days = 175 additional Facebook actions on each of our pages and profiles for the week.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Scheme of Things

I have discovered that it's the connection score that make the difference in EAv success, and that score depends on the number of contacts you have on a particular net. For instance in twitter having thousands of followers gets you a higher connection score than having just a couple hundred.

In the case below the player with the higher dividends has a significantly higher connection score for twitter, because there are close to 80,000 followers.

Div .60
EAv TwitterFacebookYouTubeBlog
score424029 11?
# posts162416 15 12

350 Followers on Twitter

Div .78
EAv TwitterFacebookYouTubeFB Page
score146824 4423
# posts8364 3 4

79,143 followers on Twitter

In another case, not shown,  a player had  2,035 friends on facebook!  The high number of friends allows for good dividends via a good facebook connection score.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just another down day on Empire Avenue

Everyone, just about, is down today.  I'm down. My portfolio has 82% of its issues down.

I have no proven strategy for raising my share price today.  I've done all the selling of sliders and reinvesting of quitters that I could.

I have already sold all but 2 under performers.  Those 2 have dividends greater than their daily slide in share price.  I'm just not sure if those div numbers are eaves/day or per week.  All the refunds I got yesterday were reinvested. 

Selling shares is the only sure way I know of getting the price up today.  That requires for someone to sell a lot of shares, then for some new buyer to step in and take those shares.  Or, I could offer new shares; but that's a whole other can of worms.

Maybe increasing my net worth will impact my share price.  I will invest yesterday's earnings.  If I am still not positive, I'll start selling the break-even sliders for hot issues that are making money today.

Update (10:00, today).  Well, I've sold off one slider and invested in 3 fast growers.  This has increased my net worth by about 30,000e; but there is still no change in my share price.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wild Party On Empire Avenue!

The day isn't over yet, but I've had around 800 shares change hands so far.  That is a lot,  considering that usually there are no trades in (e)ZULU, because there is no automatic allocation of new shares.

Two more people quit today (or one big one!)  I had an extra 37,000 all of  a sudden this evening.  After checking, I found it was a refund.

It's getting wild around here, with all the refunds, dividend drops, share price crashes and all!

I would like to have an easier way to determine who quit.  When I go to endorse a blog and find the stock is gone, I realize someone has quit.

Recently it has been: 
(e)CPERKCPA Charles Perkins CPA

But, still, I don't know who quit today!

Update (13 OCT 11:34). Apparently the latest refunders are:
(e)POD101          (13 OCT)
(e)TMAGEE         (12 OCT)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sell Your Sliders

Lately, on Empire Avenue, I've seen a lot of people lose dividends, share price and even the will to stay in the game.  I think it stared with EAv cutting divs, maybe they even cut points awarded for certain activities.

This is my best assessment of the current situations: Many people had their stocks sold as a result of their divs dropping. This caused most everyone to lose net worth and earnings, as portfolios became devalued.  Until people sold the sliders in their portfolios, they  also became sliders.

There are too many sliding issues to keep them all without being a slider yourself. 
I suggest selling all issues that have dropped over 2-1/2% from their peak and are still dropping in value more than what their dividends compensate for.

I sold all but 5 shares in my sliders. As soon as they gained 0.5e, I started to buy them back if they were still good buys otherwise. Some of the issues I sold are still loosing value fast because they have yet to fix their portfolios.

There is no direct link between the portfolio and the share price; but if the portfolio slumps too much  there just isn't as much eaves to play with, and the holder of the portfolio is just getting poorer (net worth-wise.)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stellar Stock Performance

(e)CHSLLC Carece H Slaughter, LLC

ROI 1.43   2nd Higehst on EAv (Highest of any non-newbie issue)

This stock has high dividends, hight share price appreciation and a hight ROI

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Duck and Cover

Empire Avenue has been killing dividends for many of my best holdings.  I have had to sell as their prices are falling precipitously.  It would be okay if it were one or two; but many issues are falling fast.  So many sliders causes my net worth to drop, fast.

I left 5 shares of those I sold in my portfolio so I can  come back for these once they stop dropping.  I restrained from selling a few issues whose daily drop was less than their daily dividend.  For the rest, I have an alert so that I can buy them as soon as they change direction and rise +0.50 eaves.

My own dividends have recently dropped from 1.03 to about .71.   Many of my shares have been (and continue to be ) sold; but at least there are sufficiently many  who are waiting to buy those shares as they are sold.  There are only  40,000 shares (e)ZULU shares total.

Friday, October 7, 2011

EmpireAvenue BuySell Schemers

Looking for ROI?

Then look no further: 
Top ROI for today:  
(e)CHSLLC            1.624
(e)DEBBIEMC18 1.529
(e)DWAYNEK      1.506

Top 300 ROI's

Who Quit?

I have eaves
2011-10-05 15:34
Who quit! I have a 31,632.84e  extra because somebody quit, and I got a refund?

2011-10-07 04:09
Update: 2 more quit today:
I had an excess of 60,000e before earnings for the day.

Is Empire Avenue Destroying the Evidence of Malfunction?

You may find some insights into the recent drop in dividends, people quitting, Leader Boards not working, share prices dropping sharply, general crap that EAv has been dishing out lately: 
Is Empire Avenue Destroying the Evidence of Malfunction?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I was once paying more than 1.0e per share in dividends

I did an experiment about a week ago.  I was around .86 eaves and decided to find out how much work was needed to get to 1.0.  I double my activiies and got to 1.03e/share divs.

At about the same time, EAv changed their algorighms and mande it totally not woth my while.  They adjusted my divs down by about 30%  Earnings went from 225e to 185e for the same amount of work that got me to 1.0e/share.

Now I'm back to my normal activity which now only pays .80 eaves/share, 5e less than before.

Of course, this affects ROI.  I was once past 1.30.

Who Sold (e)ZULU today?

Apparently someone sold 600 shares
Allotment Man has bought 500 shares.
Le Vagabond has bought 100 shares.

Evidently 600 shares were sold because 600 were purchases; there were none free prior to this trading.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taking Stock in (e)ZULU

The market for (e)ZULU isn't very large; but on some days recently, 300 to 450 shares have traded.  Someone sells shares,  and within hours , someone else buys those shares.

You may find shares available if you check back from time to time.  Also be aware  that EAv will incorrectly  report no shares are available.  See Buying the Last Shares.

See Also

Buying the Last Shares

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Easy Eaves - Watch Youtube Clips, Score on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube (Tripple Points)

Triple post using YouTube settings that broadcast your likes and favorites to twitter and facebook.

Select Settings from the menu(upper right hand corner by your name)
Select Sharing.
Connect the facebook and twitter accounts in the Connected Accounts column.
Ensure that Like a Video and Favorite a Video are checked.
Click the Save Changes button.

Now when a video os favorite d or liked it will be announced on twitter and facebook.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yes We Have No Bananas!

(e)ZULU Answers to FAQ

  1.  There are no plans to issue new shares of (e)ZULU.
  2.  (e)ZULU shares are only available for purchase  when someone sells, or when someone mistakingly doesn't buy all the available shares because of a bug in user-interface reporting while attempting to buy. Zero to several hundred shares trade daily.
  3. See the article*  Why I haven't "Upgraded" for a discussion of why new shares aren't issued as a matter of course.
*Still incomplete because I just don't understand why it's that important;  Shares is a gimmick, I prefer real interaction on Google+, flickr, twitter, and even facebook to spending so much time gaming for the sake of a higher score--probably because I'm not running a business(there big numbers might be valuable.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buying the Last Shares

Yesterday, I had some sellers.  When buyers came in, they was trouble purchasing the remaining 59 shares or so.  Buyers reported receiving the error that no shares were available.

There is a bug, please be aware of the following:

If you can't get all the shares requested , the games reports that  all shares are sold. Go to Stats and verify the number of  available shares.  It there are some shares, then enter that number as the amount to purchase.

Empire Avenue: Buying When Apparently There Are No Shares

Buying When Apparently There Are No Shares Left...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yahoo! This Blog is now Official!

Important Tip: Don't Overdo Twitter or Facebook

Many players spend an inordinate amount of time on twitter or facebook posting hundreds of of times to one or both a day.  Yet, those same players have no or nearly no activity on the other nets: YouTube, blogs,  Empire Avenue.  There are also a few who post to Empire Avenue only.  To have decent earnings, it's much easier to post a lot less, but on more networks.

Ideally post to five networks a day.  Make at least five to eight posts on each.  Be careful about posting more. Maybe spread the posts out during the day, if you want to post a lot.  Too much could  be interpreted as spam, especially on a blog.

My experience is that making five posts to each of five networks will give earnings good enough tat one does not have to campaign for buyers. There will be buyers and the stock will be up most days.

EAv Verification


Friday, September 23, 2011

I am currently working on an article about my thoughts on issuing shares of stock.  It is incomplete, and a work in progress.  Essentially, I think of shares as a way a company can raise funds, if funds are needed  If funds are not needed, there is no point in issuing shares; but there are many reasons not to.

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