Monday, February 12, 2007

Our "Wizard of Buzz"

There was a great article recently in the Wall Street Journal about the users who drive sites like digg and reddit. Contrary to what you might think when you visit those sites, there are only a very small number of people who contribute the vast majority of stories. While they have tens of thousands of users, it's about 50-100 who are really the submission engines.

Inkling hasn't been much different. By now we have thousands of registered users on our public site with lots of new people joining every day. But we too have our hardcore user base. The people who trade in a market five minutes after it has been made available and the ones who are day trading while presumably sitting at their day jobs. You know who you are.

We've never actually run any numbers to see who our most prolific traders are, although you can just look at the top traders list to get a clue. These people started out with $5,000 like everyone else and now they're worth hundreds of thousands of inkles.

But in honor of the WSJ article, we did want to call out one person in particular. This guy:

Not only is he a very active trader but he runs lots of markets and gives us invaluable feedback about our application. His knack for finding an obscure bug or nailing us on the one thing we haven't quite gotten to yet but is on our to-do list is uncanny.

So here's to our Portland, Oregon friend whom we still owe an Inkling t-shirt. You're definitely one of our "Wizards of Buzz."


Nox said...

It would be helpful to include a link to the WSJ article.

Unknown said...

I edited the post, but here's the link:

WSJ article