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Twitter Account for Sale, With Friends Like These Who Needs Telemarketers?

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Via TechCrunch we learn that former Rocketboom-er Andrew Baron has put his Twitter account up for sale on Ebay

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I really love my Twitter account but I feel like I haven’t been using it the way I want to. Quite honestly, I feel sorry for all of my followers because they wind up with my tweets in their timelines and I haven’t been able to utilize the medium the way I want to. I also participate in another Twitter account over on Rocketboom so I’m thinking I’ll post more over there and start up a new account to do what I want to do next.

It would be silly to just delete this account I have here, especially if there is someone out there that had like interests and had something to say or wanted to get involved in some relevant conversations. In terms of monetary value, I have no expectations or needs at all so I decided not to put a minimum bid on this. Whatever will be, will be.

http://twitter.com/andrewbaron

The winner of this auction gets my account with all of my followers. The account is in my name now, but the winner of the auction can pick any other name that’s available on Twitter for the transfer. For example, you could have http://www.twitter.com/x where x=any name thats not already taken. You can change it yourself at anytime too, one of the cool features about Twitter settings.

So basically it’s like getting a new account with your own name, but having a pre-installed audience.

The first sign of value to most people would be the number of followers I have (the audience size). At the beg. of this auction, there are 1397 followers and I am actually quite proud of the actual quality of these followers, moreso than the number. Feel free to explore everyone to see who’s there.

Also, as with any dynamic group, there is obviously risk. My followers could jump ship at anytime. There is no guarantee on this part. People will come and go, thats just the way it is. Whether you represent a company, a group or just yourself, this group will not want to be sold to, Im sure. The successful winner will share a reciprocal value with the followers.

Finally, I’d just like to give props to all of you out there who are following me on Twitter. No offense what so ever – we can easily find each other again.

http://twitter.com/andrewbaron

At least he was considerate enough to notify his Twitter contacts beforehand. From the feed -

Lots of people are really offended. Lots think its really interesting. Im mostly amazed at the larger questions this raises. 44 minutes ago from web
Getting lots of and lots of feedback. The amount of questions this is provoking is really amazing. about 1 hour ago from web
Thanks @zadi I was thinking it could be be better. Maybe everyone here could help someone out who has great ideas but cant plug in. about 1 hour ago from web
This Twitter account is now for sale. Followers included. Ebay listing here: http://tinyurl.com/3zs6kl Thanks for your support! about 1 hour ago from web
Ok, well, you’ve had plenty of time – no one seems upset. Im going to set it up, brb. about 6 hours ago from web
Im seriously considering auctioning this Twitter acct. on Ebay. No offense or anything, I wanted to check with you 1st. Any objections? about 7 hours ago from web

Hopefully who ever buys it will come up with a socially redeeming use for this, but somehow I doubt it.

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