Thursday, January 19, 2006

Creativity and Cash

Hats off to Alex Tew! This guy has put some serious thought into milking the internet...and very creatively at that. So the idea is that he sells a pixel on his site for $1 and the goal is to sell 1,000,000 pixels. The funds from this go towards his college studies etc. Though the idea seemed ridiculous to me at first....it is actually an ingenious advertising opportunity. And believe it or not...he's actually sold 1,000,000 pixels!!! The last 1000 pixels were sold on eBay...thus skyrocketing the value of each pixel more. 1 brilliant idea, 4 months, more than 1 million USD! Awesome! That too at 21 years of age!

http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4585026.stm

On another note...Keane's "Somewhere only we know" just came on the telly...ahh...nostalgia hits!! Keane opened all the October U2 shows in NYC...and they were SOOO good. Good times. We need Time Turners man....*sigh*

3 comments:

Rajesh Warrier said...

Very True .. creative chap indeed.

I did go through the 'milliondollarhomepage' when he was auctioning it on EBAY (2-3 weeks back) but the prices were a shocking 6-7 grand per pixel - imagine how much he'd have grossed by selling his last 1000 .. definitely more than his initial 999,000 !!

niv said...

Hi there! I saw this on the news yesterday...there was something about a group of hackers who tried to 'hijack' his site and keep bombarding it with messages causing it to crash and him to lose money unless he paid them off. I think they said that it was being resolved. Still, I would love to have made $1 mil at age 21!!

Amrita said...

Yeah that problem was fixed! Why cudnt we have come up with something like this Niv?? Ah well...

Dude's a genius...