Do you remember that guy who sold the pixels of his website as advertising space? Alex Tew, the crazy genius behind the Million Dollar Homepage (milliondollarhomepage.com), achieved his goal to make a million (a bit more, actually) to finance his university education with a weird idea and the power of the internet. This was in 2005, today someone with Tew’s ambitions would probably start a crowdfunding campaign or create a viral web video.
Or, like in the case of picasecond, come up with a similar crazy idea. And the idea is: selling time!
When I first saw picasecond.com I thought of it as some kind of photo platform that sells photos – because that’s what photo platforms that sell stuff normally do, right? But I couldn’t have been more wrong about it. Andreas Ecker, the creator, sells you advertising time on his website.
So, let’s say you have a cool blog that you’d like to promote, then you could go to picasecond and literally pick the second – hour, minute and second – when your ad (=photo + link) should be displayed every day. Of course, you could choose to have your ad be displayed a second longer which would double the price. 1 second costs 1 Euro – at least for now, the price is higher when time/space gets rarer.
I’m not sure the idea is crazy or great. In any case, it’s fun. Especially when people will use it for non-commercial stuff such as a declaration of love. 😉