As patients of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care know, I am interested in new and interesting ways to connect. For example, I was one of the first in the Tampa Bay area to use foursquare and had a blast taking it to new heights with Foursquare Day.
Well, thanks to this story in Mashable, I have found something really cool that I want to share: Empire Avenue. The concept is super simple: buy and sell stock in people and websites. Then apply common sense. Buy low, sell high, and go for long-term rewards in the form of dividends. And it is FREE.
For example, one of my favorite Tampa bloggers is Miss Destructo. Minutes after she joined (Ticker: MSDSTO), I bought two hundred shares of her at 10.00 virtual credits per share. Not less than 24 hours later, her stock is currently at 17.95! I expect it will climb even higher after she attends the Mashable Media Summit this week in NYC so get some shares at bargain prices while you can!
If you'd like to invest in some virtual shares of your favorite optometry practice, Bright Eyes was able to score the ticker symbol EYES. You can also buy stock in Dr. Nate (ticker: NATEBW). Since Empire Avenue is in beta, you need an invitation. Just email me at email@example.com if you'd like one. And then let me know when you join, so I can buy stock in you!
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.