Markets in everything

by on April 14, 2008 at 1:02 pm in Web/Tech | Permalink

How much is a Twitter account with nearly 1,500 followers worth? Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron wants to find out, and launches a publicity stunt that will spark a debate about trust and privacy: He’s selling his Twitter account, including the followers.

Here is the full story, and thanks to Chewxy for the pointer.  And here is how to custom-order jeans on Second Life.

David Zetland April 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Fail — except for publicity, much of which will be negative. What if I sold my friends to you — and vice versa? Both groups would get offended and both set of relationships would be weaker. This story belongs on April Fools because it trivializes both markets and relationships.

Bartman April 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

WTF is “Twitter”?

Slocum April 14, 2008 at 3:51 pm

To be effective, such a transaction would have to be done privately and surreptitiously (like the selling of the title The Dread Pirate Roberts).

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