In my neighbourhood there is a shop where they sell ‘kunst pro quadratmeter’ which I will translate with ‘art by the yard’ For only 200 Euro you get 100 x 100 centimeter of art. Which I think is a bargain. Go check them out here: kaufhauskunst.de
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The milliondollarhomepage was a huge succes. I like people who do things on the web which seem to be outrageous like letmestayforaday.com a few years back and the guy who changed a red paperclip for something else till he got himself the house he wanted. The milliondollarhomepage was such an idea. I was fun to see it develope, and read about Alex Tew’s quest for a million in his blog. So far, so good. With Pixelotto it’s different. First of all the site is way too slow and clicking isn’t fun anymore – at least not when you are logged in. I tried it for a few days and wrote about some interesting sites that were advertising there, like the e-tuktuk project, but there aren’t that many interesting things to click on. Most of the advertisers are stupid money making schemes. So I stopped clicking and I guess I’m not the only one. But maybe far more important is that now it is simply a business. With the milliondollarhomepage Alex shared his thoughts on almost a daily basis. By leaving that out this time, he broke his own rules. What is left is the thought that selling pixels on a website is a good business idea. And it simply isn’t.
Oh dear. Anyone noticing a trend? Would a bit of Adwords help? Or is it all over for pixelotto? I’d help the guy with a smart idea if I had one.
I know I wrote here before that I thought that Alex Tew would succeed in filling his pixelotto grid this time, but wouldn’t be able to do it again. But I thought about it some more and changed my mind. It’s not going to work. The web newsvine did it’s work and that brought Alex 142.800 Bucks so far (which I consider to be quite an accomplishment). From now on attention will decrease – and no Alex, an adwords campaign is not going to help. Different this time is that there is practically no attention from the traditional media. Those still reach a far greater audience than the webmedia do. I know this is a bit of an old fashioned statement. It is true though.
The inhabitants of the Swedish village Fjuckby campaign for a name change. Their argument is that Fjuckby is to close to ‘fuck’ and the Swedish word ‘juck’ which has the same meaning.
They claim that is practically impossible to sell land, or start a business in Fjuckby. The Swedish government argues that if Fjuckby is allowed a name change, other villages like Anusviken, Arslet and Dicken will also apply.