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Rockbottom founder Andrew Baron puts Twitter account on Ebay

By now every hermaphrodite and their dog has a Twitter account. It only takes a second to sign up and is easy to use. The hard part is attracting followers to subject themselves to your tweets.

Well there is no more need to worry as Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron has decided to sell his Twitter account. It has over 1,500 followers and would turn you into an instant level 10 Twitter doom lord.

But it seems that Baron's publicity stunt is no laughing matter. According to TechCrunch it will "spark a debate about trust and privay" and has already got people taking things just a tad too seriously.

Baron outlines his reasons for selling his Twitter account on ebay:

"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."

The current bid for Baron's Twitter account stands at US $1,125.00. So if you've got some spare cash but no mates or you just want to annoy some of the Web 2.0 community why not put in a bid?

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