Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Bad Thing About Double Posts Is...#edtech

...that they tend to make the posts less in depth than I would like.  Or on sites that I am just stating to explore in order to give a quick overview and get out of the post with my dignity intact! :-)  The second post happens to be one of those and is another SEO tool (sort of - I think).  It's Empire Avenue.  Very similar to Klout, except much more robust and a heck of a lot more fun.  You can use Empire Avenue to find your Social Networking net worth.  After attaching your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, LinkedIn and others, Empire Avenue evaluates your worth on these sites and creates an IPO value for YOU.  This is where the fun begins.  You can buy stock in your peers!  Using a fictitious monetary system called "eaves", you can buy and sell each other, hire analysts who will help make suggestions to improve your ranking and even purchase items for "your company" - everything from planes, to homes to expensive watches (using eaves of course).  There are not a lot of Education / Education Technology specialists listed (yet) at Empire Avenue.  So what are you waiting for? Go sign up, connect your social network accounts and buy some stock in the JGubbins207 ticker (please!?)
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