Latest Online Meme: Selling Your Ability To Party
from the how-quickly-will-this-move-over-to-the-US? dept
Let’s see… Flashmobs are dead and buried. Online begging has reached the pointless stage (a book has already been written!). It’s time for a new overhyped web-meme to flood the world. It looks like we’ve got a strong candidate in a bunch of women using eBay to sell their own presence (and a case of beer) to liven up any party. After a ton of publicity, they managed to get a top bid of 25,050 euros (about $40,700 – Update: Oops. The article is from Australia. It’s $40k Australian dollars, about $28k American – thanks Jerry). The women admit that they believe the winner is a company looking to use the party for publicity, realizing that the media is likely to show up. Meanwhile, like any such web-meme, others are jumping on the bandwagon and trying to sell their own ability to party. However, like most such things, the ones who do it first are the only ones likely to generate enough publicity to make it worthwhile. Though, if it catches on even slightly, I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of articles about the “trend”.