university tuition fees – one pixel at a time

A student at Nottingham University, concerned that he was likely to be heavily in debt (his brother owed £30k plus) after he graduated from university, has come up with a money making idea – selling pixels on a web page to advertisers to raise money for his studies. According to BBC News Online, Alex Tew has already raised $74,000 US (£43,500).

So why on earth would an advertiser pay the $100 minimum for a few pixels on a screen? Because sites like The Register and BBC News Online have linked to it, of course, meaning that many many thousands of users are visiting the site. If only I could figure out a way to get them to link to me… ;-)