Contests and Freebies in Portuguese

There are two new blogs in portuguese language dedicated to the contests freebies and all sort of free things.

One of them, called custo zero (meaning costs nothing) dedicated to all sorts of contests and freebies (passatempos in portuguese). In this blog you can find from cinema tickets, to DVDs. From Parfum samples to PS2, from Rock shows tickets to $5000 prize contests. All of this with zero cents cost. The content is in portuguese and most of the contests and prizes are available for Portugal only with some exceptions, for instance the $5000 contest for skateboard filmmakers or the IMAGO'06.

The other one is devoted to the latest movie releases. It only presents the movies that will release in the cinemas in the next week and collects the contests from all the other websites, grouping them by movie. The prizes are tipically movie tickets (bilhetes de cinema in portuguese) and the blog is called Ante-Estreia (pre-release).


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Carcasherdotcom seocontest

There is a new SEO contest running on the Internet. It is sponsored by and it is very interesting to watch.

How does it work? proposes to pay to the people who can have its site in the first page of Google results for the term carcasherdotcom seocontest. It will give a prize for the first placed every month plus a great prize for the first ranked at the end of the year. There are also second and third prizes to the ones placed first in Yahoo! search and MSN search.

You can watch this competition through the carcasherdotcom seocontest blog who is also running for the competition as it seems. If you want to help this blog to get good on rankings, just link them with the words carcasherdotcom seocontest or carcasherdotcom seocontest blog or simply just carcasherdotcom or seocontest.


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Fight Them Back

Blogshares is a great way to pass a message, for instance FightThemBack is a blog that gathers people willing to fight racism and nazi propaganda in New Zealand and Australia.

They started a mission offering people to link them for 50 chips. The chips are over, but BlogShares News will link them anyway, because this is an important stuff.


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Mind Spill

Mind Spill is Mike's blog.

As himself says he's made of love friendship but also a little bit of hate. I would say he's a little bit of a geek as the computing is greater than the desire to travel but then, he relaxes, with the readings, movies, origaming and... cough... cough... smoking

maybe he's not that geek, you will have to find out...

mindspill was the subject of much speculation when analysts at several firms were heard to be very positive about it's recent performance. It's share price rose from B$808.37 to B$1,244.90. Much of the hype was said to originate from IXLNXS whose Love Letter (artefact) was said to be involved.


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GMail invitations

A new mission I started is making some buzz on BlogShares. I really don't understand why.

I started a mission where i'm giving away GMail invitations. Anyone who wants to receive my invitation has to answer the mission. The entry cost of the mission is 30 chips. That's my profit.

This mission resulted in different reactions from the other players. Some of them think it's not right to charge for Gmail invitations. 2 of them even Private messaged me saying that. I cannot understand all that buzz. Why can't i sell a GMail account invitation for virtual money (chips) in a game where the purpose is speculate, buy, sell earn vitual money? Everybody is doing that with links, why not with Gmail invitations or anything else?

I think the problem is that nobody had the idea before - at least in BlogShares, because everybody is doing that for the last months on e-bay (and for real money).

On the other hand, some other players who are really playing started new missions with the same purpose. sell Gmail invitations. This time, for 20 chips.

I think this game is all about that. Creating virtual markets, spoeculation. Now, if more people will copy this mission, the price will drop, and that will be great because there's still lots of people who want a GMail invitation.


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A Considerable Speck

Named after the Robert Frost poem, this blog is the author's personal conversations about the emerging church, postmodernism, culture, spirituality, the journey of life and more.

From a paper sheet so white, the author, period after period of ink, gives life to it making it even go further to a spiritual dimension.

It is already linked under "Featured Blogs".

A Considerable Speck was the subject of much speculation when analysts at several firms were heard to be very positive about it's recent performance. It's share price rose from B$30.23 to B$45.35. Much of the hype was said to originate from Rushan whose Beaver (artefact) was said to be involved.

A Considerable Speck


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What is BlogShares?

Blogshares is a simulated, fantasy stock market for Blogs where players invest fictional money to buy stocks and bonds in an artificial economy. Weblogs are the companies, producing commodities called 'Ideas'. Created in 2003 by Seyed Razavi, the game suffered a near-fatal crash in late 2003, only to be salvaged by Jay Campbell of Santa Cruz Tech, with much assistance from player/codemonkey Suburban Wolf. Today, the game has thousands of active members, tracking well over 2 million blogs.


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