Game discontinued. A summary of the results includes some statistics about the period of 240 days, during which visitors of this website had an impact on the price level.
How will you know if current prices are lowered or not?
Look at the color of the price tags:
|Green price tags indicate the higher price level||Blue price tags indicate the lower price level|
|(€ 4,65)||(€ 3,39)|
By how much will prices vary in response to site traffic?
The prices vary between two price levels: low and high. They are adjusted up and down by around 16% to 27% (1,00 EUR to 1,50 EUR), depending on the sticker edition. The price level is set in response to how many people visit, day in, day out.
- Prices are set low, when you and other people swarmed in during the previous day, and beat the threshold.
- Prices are set high, when people were busy elsewhere during the previous day, and didn't beat the threshold.
- Prices don't change, when the number of unique visitors one day ago, and the number of unique visitors two days ago, are on the same side of the threshold. For example, when the number of visitors is above the threshold for 2 days in a row, the price will stay low.
What's the deeper logic of this game?
Could it be Swarm logic? You and other people probably want a lower price. By coming back to shufflesome.com, you can indicate that you want to buy. Knowing that you can participate in setting the price, other people might also come back to pressure the price down. The question is: Will there be more sales on days when the price is low, compared to sales on days when the price is higher? Making the price flexible and allowing you play with it could evolve into a feedback pattern, that benefits everyone.
Does Mint show all site traffic ever recorded on shufflesome.com?
No, it shows and compiles visit data since April 2007, when i installed Mint. Shufflesome.com however exists since April 2005.
Although Mint does aggregate total hits and unique visitor numbers, the other statistics by default encompass only the 5 most recent weeks of recorded data. Mint gives you, quiet literally, a fresh look at site traffic.
Just by showing up on this site, you can have an impact on the price! Current threshold
to beat: 284 visitors.
I'll set the price low, whenever the number of daily unique visitors exceeds the average number of unique visitors (in a daily timeframe) during the last 60 days. This number currently is: 284.
|Take a fresh look at site traffic.|
Look for the numbers in the Past Week pane of Mint's Visits pane. Hover your mouse over the green columns.
The threshold to beat is a moving average, updated every 20 days to its current level.
The figure shows the current threshold. Days with a higher number of visitors are rewarded with price discounts.
What are unique visitors and how are they counted?
Here's an example: When you visit shufflesome.com on a Monday, you are counted as one unique visitor for that day. Even when you stop by 50 times on Monday, you are still counted as one unique visitor for that day. When you come back on Tuesday, you are counted again; this time as a unique visitor on Tuesday.