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.

1 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.

2 Bartman April 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

WTF is “Twitter”?

3 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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