Saturday, September 29, 2007

Great World Stats Application

I've just come across this great application. It's not the kind of app that you will go back to, but i just wanted to post it as it is really interesting, and actually quite scary - it gives real time stats from around the world. Check it out

Update on earlier post

Just a quick update on my earlier post regarding free entertainment on the web. is a new site that has popped up. it's the sam concept as and - but is a much better version. More content, and a nice layout. TV licence? No thanks, i'll use these

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Belgium For Sale

A teacher and journalist has created a lot of PR for a country that usually doesn't receive much at all. To draw attention to political problems, the country was put on sale - and Ebay let it ride for a while - until it got a little out of control and reached a $14 Million bid.

Great PR as long as you get Ebay on your side. This isn't a new trick, although it hasnt happened with a country before. To my knowledge, prior to this there have been people selling their entire lives - ID cards, friends, clothes, everything - and actually getting considerable offers for it.

But this all has to be topped by the guy guy who paid a few hundred dollars for an air guitar..... and received an empty box.

Check out the original article from Trend Hunter here

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Million Dollar Wiki

Here is what you could call a web 2.0 version of Alex Tew's Million Dollar Homepage. The million dollar wiki. The idea is that users can buy a wiki page within the site for $100, and own and edit the content on it.

You can buy any term you want, providing it hasn't been bought yet. Then once you've bought your page, you drive traffic to it and make money from any affiliate, text, or sponsorship advertising deals you can muster. This will all be backed by the stir the site has been causing among influential bloggers and web entrepeneurs.

For example, mogul John Chow has bought the page 'make money online' and has already started to turn a profit.

All in all, great entreprenurial idea - lets hope it works. I have to run and decide on the page i'm thinking of buying.

See John Chow's blog post here, and FAQ on the mmillion dollar wiki here