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18 years in Wall Street, left after finding out it was all horseshit. Founder/ Master and Commander: iBankCoin, finance news and commentary from the future.
Joined Nov 10, 2007
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The Art of Blogging Has Changed

“If you aren’t paying attention, you will be left behind.”

In case you didn’t know, Twitter is iBC’s #1 referrer, representing nearly 500,000 click throughs over the past year. This is significant, as it demonstrates the habits of readers. Often times people don’t even visit iBC. Instead, they just wait for the link to present itself via Twitter.

Lazy fucking bastards.

A few years ago, Twitter represented nothing–until a certain Howard Lindzon (truly a singular man!) told me how huge it was going to become. This was back in 2007, when no one even knew about Tweeting. At first, I thought it was fucking retarded, but soon realized how important it was going to become with regards to being relevant in the new socially crazed world we find ourselves webbed in.

At any rate, I wanted to repay some of the websites who have linked to iBC over the past year. Truth be told, we are continuously one of the top trafficked financial sites on the internet, yet we never catch links and we are never talked about. Everyone reads the site, yet find themselves cowering behind their white cloth because I say the words “fuck” and “yourself” in sequence.

Thank you.

StockTwits
Abnormal Returns
Reformed Broker
Dealbook
Kirk Report
MarketRoll

The rest of you third rate bloggers can throw yourselves into a lit fireplace for all I care.

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42 comments

  1. CASHN1N9

    1st…lol

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  2. Tom

    Captain Kirk is a true gentleman.

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  3. fake amish

    ibankcoin is the future. revolutions are tricky. they confuse people. one day the common jerkoff loves you. then… inevitably the jerkoff fucks up. then… lays blame. fuck the jerkoff. ibankcoin is for the gentleman and woman of the game.

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  4. flyaway18

    I really like the phrase “running sideways with a football (or some other object) up his arse….” You haven’t used that one in a while…

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  5. Goldie

    When I’m on my laptop I usually go straight to the website. When I’m away from my laptop the twitter feed through my iphone keeps me updated on the world of iBC.

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  6. Yogi & Boo Boo

    Apparently a lot of other things have changed also. 2012 is going to be an interesting year.

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  7. DaveyNC

    The smarts are worth it. Hell, so is the profanity.

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  8. dave

    A profane, financial Shakespeare…

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  9. Tradeadan

    You are actually the only blog I can stomach. Don’t let that go to your head now.kk

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  10. xxxHuggieBearxxx

    I “refresh” constantly…twitter is too slow to meet my needs in this regard.

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  11. Jakegint

    Vaht is mitt du Dieter from Schprokets muzak schtuff?

    _______

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  12. JTU

    Employment statistics as taught by the two revered classical economists, Abbott and Costello. Courtesy of CIGA Lew

    COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
    ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 8.3%.
    COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
    ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
    COSTELLO: You just said 8.3%.
    ABBOTT: 8.3% Unemployed.
    COSTELLO: Right 8.3% out of work.
    ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
    COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.
    ABBOTT: No, that’s 8.3%…
    COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 8.3% or 16%?
    ABBOTT: 8.3% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
    COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
    ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
    COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
    ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
    COSTELLO: What point?
    ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.
    COSTELLO: To who?
    ABBOTT: The unemployed.
    COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
    ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work… Those who are out of work stopped looking.
    They gave up and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
    COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment rolls, that would count as less unemployment?
    ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
    COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
    ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 8.3%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?
    COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
    ABBOTT: Absolutely.
    COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
    ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
    COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
    ABBOTT: Correct.
    COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
    ABBOTT: Bingo.
    COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
    ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.
    COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

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  13. JakeGint

    This may be our first and last missive for some days, and who knows, perhaps forever…

    On the Important Matter of the Superbowl…

    ________

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  14. Downtown

    Gangsa.

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  15. franky

    love this blog. made my writer-brother read it at the last funeral and he spewed hotel coffee on his keyboard. then he bookmarked you. he doesn’t invest and will never invest, but good lord he loves great writing.

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  16. Cheesetrader

    I’m beginning to think that in about 3 or 4 years, Twitter will bestride the smoking remnants of Facebook like General Sherman pissing in downtown Atlanta

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  17. razorsedge

    your words play like a stratovarius.

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  18. J

    ” Everyone reads the site, yet find themselves cowering behind their white cloth because I say the words “fuck” and “yourself” in sequence.”

    The sheer horror of it all.

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  19. JTU

    Did you know that on this website’s Blogroll that you are referred to as “The Fucking Fly”? That’s quite the compliment!

    http://dinosaurtrader.wordpress.com/

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  20. cthetwitterbthetwitter
    cthetwitterbthetwitter

    Thanks Fly for the info & for not going all corporate on us.
    I was not paying attention or rather focused on other things.

    a twitter devotee (rerun):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaNuB52_Irc&feature=related

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  21. T-Bird

    Blogging is an art and so is SEO. Well done, Fly. Your benevolence will be rewarded with internet karma.

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  22. hillary climtoon

    Encoryable!Ever check out the incredible numbers ALexa shows the big sites getting? ..these financial sites unfortunately don’t even make a blip on the food chain of eyeballs.

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  23. Frog

    Fear sells, but getting people’s attention and getting them all worked up. Unfortuately Zero Ledge has also sold their readers’ portfolios down the river.

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  24. JTU

    Super Bowl Commercials 2012: Budweiser’s Hockey ‘Flash Mob’ Ad Is The Best Of The Year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0qZYqdsYAg&feature=player_embedded

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  25. Don Rickles

    So true, Fly.

    No doubt there is something new and huge around the corner, that no one even knows about yet.

    The digital cage, where, if you’re not the consumer, you are the product.

    They are taking away all of your privacy, they are taking away all your rights, and you all are letting them spoon feed you into the nanny state.

    Did you hear that disclaimer by the NFL after Superbowl halftime?

    “any accounts of this game are property of the NFL”

    That means they are taking copyrigh law to a new level(your ACCOUNTS of the game)

    They will sue you if you create your own view (or account)of the game on your website, etc.

    What’s next? You can’t TALK about the game?

    The 1st amendment is under the gun, friends.

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    • Cheesetrader

      I hope this post was in jest, b/c that’s been the standard disclaimer for decades

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  26. Whaler31

    How big do you feel?

    Let me put it into perspective (a MUST SEE item):

    http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/scale_of_the_universe_2012

    This could be a masters thesis, amazing view of size and perspective, with all of sciences latest matter discoveries.

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  27. Libby

    I am a click through and have been a fan of your site, more than a year, and have become lazy by accessing you via stocktwits. And God bless them. and congrats on your success!

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  28. JohnRotten

    iBC and Keeneonthemarket.com are my first readings of the morning after checking commodities futures. Hell yes to more “Fuck yourselfs”

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  29. Perlengkapan Bayi baru lahir

    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, as well as the content!. Thanks For Your article about The Art of Blogging Has Changed | Stock Picks and Discussion at iBankCoin | The Fly .

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  30. Casey Schwabe

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is excellent, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about The Art of Blogging Has Changed | Stock Picks and Discussion at iBankCoin | The Fly .

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  31. Keven Rozell

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about The Art of Blogging Has Changed | Stock Picks and Discussion at iBankCoin | The Fly .

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