“What happens , in your experience, if one goes on a vacation for two or three days? With no connection, of course. Terrible fall in share price?”
Taking off for a 3-day weekend or longer is pretty much EA suicide and guaranteed to hack away at your share value. The longer you are absent from EA and your connected sites the farther the fall and harder the landing! This is known to happen to people that just take a Saturday off and then on Sunday afternoon login to find their share value plummeting after just a day away from EA.
This is partially related to the EA algorithms and their interpretation of your social activity as it relates to your shares and the divs you pay your shareholders. But that is just the beginning.
What might have been just a minor blip over the weekend gets compounded by people who rely heavily on the info from the EA portfolio lists and 3rd party apps – ie EAvtrader – and FREAK OUT every time they see yellow or red numbers! A lot of them don’t investigate your profile for “status” messages that might explain your lack of activity, nor do they look at the tickers of your past week activity on your connected accounts. They just see red, panic, and sell!
It can help to communicate with your shareholders about planned absences, but in my experience that is really only effective with the people you interact with regularly on EA and other sites – ie Real “online” Friends.