“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use, do the work you want to see done.” Austin Kleon
I posted earlier on about Netscape’s new offering set to compete with Digg.com, there’s been a bunch of news about top Digg users being offered big coin to move across to Netscape’s product.
Technorati has a great story on a Digg user ‘geekforlife’ (user .00ranked 75th) who has apparently upped stumps and sold hs Digg user profile on eBay.
The auction was back in July and after 35 bids it was sold for USD822. The user has submitted 748 Digg stories, 39 of which have made it to the Digg home page.
There are two arguments for the account having value. First, of course, is the fact that Netscape is now paying top Digg users to switch over. Netscape is looking for actual users, not accounts, though, and so there’s little chance of this account being turned into a valuable income stream at Netscape. Second, high ranking Digg accounts count more than others when they Digg a story, making that story more likely to go to the home page. The account therefore has value, if Digg doesn’t simply turn it off.