Have you ever had an idea, and then a couple of weeks later you stumbled into a website of someone who had the same idea, only that he actually implemented it? This happens to me quite often, as I have many ideas and very little time to pursue them.
Anyway a couple of weeks ago I thought that maybe it would be possible to replicate the “Million Dollar Homepage” idea with Twitter. That page basically sold pixels to people who wanted to promote their websites. Each pixel had the cost of $1. Long story short the thing went viral and everyone wanted to get a piece of the pie. In the end Alex Tew, the Englishman who created it, made over $1 million if I remember well.
Well, guess what. That idea is back, and it is called MillionPixelTwitterPage. Again you can buy pixels, but this time you will promote your Twitter profile.
The guy decided to lighten the price too. Each pixel costs $0.1, so if he sells all of them he will make $100,000 instead of $1 million.
Is it worth the investment? It depends on whether or not the site will go viral. If it does, those pixels could send you Twitter followers and help your Twitter profile rank well in search engines too.
Regardless, it is interesting to see how old concepts can be given a new spin when applied to new services. I suspect we will see many old ideas re-applied to Twitter in the coming months. Got any?