Pixel Pages 02/01/06

On the 26th August 2005, Student Alex Tew had an idea to earn some money to help get him through three years at University.  The idea was simple, start a website and sell off 10 x 10 blocks of pixels at $1 per pixel and divide the site into 1 million pixels hence creating a million dollars.  At first it was just a couple of friends and family who bought into the idea but after a massive amount of media exposure and self promotion possibly the internets biggest fad was born.  Or was it?  After hearing about the success of Alexís site a massive number of copycat sites began to appear.  Iíve dedicated this page to the ones I can find and listed the below.  Iíll start with the original.

http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

http://www.pixellance.com

http://www.the2milliondollarwebpage.com

http://www.metropixels.com/

http://www.1miliard.com/

http://www.thepixelmillion.com/

www.pixelgala.com

This page was written on the 2nd January 2006, it will be interesting to see if the fad of pixel pages is still with us in a years time.  Who knows?  One man who probably wonít care is Alex Tew after he had one of the most original ideas for making a million dollars.