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Published:January 13th, 2006 06:10 EST Snags The Last 1000 Pixels Snags The Last 1000 Pixels

By Alan Gray

Online weight loss marketer outbids the competition for the final ad space on

Just when we all thought the internet silliness was over, a new craze comes along and the silliness begins again. Perhaps it will always be so. It may be some time before we find out if this is a defining moment for the final buyer of ad space, or a flop.

The final 1,000 pixels of the, a new Web site that serves as a conduit for advertisers to gain exposure by purchasing blocks of pixels that will link to their own home page, was purchased today by Elijah Kliger of Brooklyn, NY, director of business development at for the new Web site

The one million pixels on the page were originally sold off at a price of $1 per pixel. Demand for the remaining space on the site was in such high demand that Las Vegas odds makers were predicting that the final 1,000 pixels would be sold for $1million at auction.

Kliger`s winning bid for the final 1,000 pixels of this historical eBay auction was $38,100, far less than the highest bid of $160,000.

According to Kliger, "We are thrilled that is able to be a part of Internet history and we look forward to receiving an excellent response for on"

The, which was created by Alex Tew, a 21-year-old college student from London, England, looking to pay his tuition, has had a remarkable amount of activity with more than 2.7 million page impressions since its inception. is an online retailer of nutritional supplements and other weight loss products.

Certainly, the has kick-started a new mini advertising industry. It has also shown that innovative ideas, well executed, can capture the imagination of millions. Innovation makes people think and hopefully, take action. Newsblaze is always looking for more innovation in the Advertising and Marketing fields and we thank and for turning on the light today.