It started with Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron putting his Twitter account up for auction on eBay. He had 1,500 followers then and at last check he’s at 1,757.
The auction was bid up to over $1200 before he ended the auction (about as many followers as our own Andy Beal has). eBay called him to ask him to delete the auction, but later said it wasn’t against their terms of service. Didn’t matter anyway – he deleted the auction before it ended.
Yesterday, one of the most unexpected events that ever happened to me in the online space, lead me to delete the auction suddenly.