This is interesting. There’s a new classified ad service about to launch that you can participate in through your blog.
Read more about it here:
We will find edge published listings if they include the category or tag â€œlisting” within the post or content. The listings will be indexed through the blogâ€™s RSS feed and aggregated with other â€œlistings from the edge”. Users of the edgeio service will be able to search through listings and communicate directly with the publisher. Edgeio will also make aggregated listings available though a web service to other Internet sites and services that would like to include edge listings.
There is a whisper about this being an eBay Killer
It ties in with so much of the stuff that Iâ€™ve been thinking about recently – essentially that blogs are becoming the submit form for the web and that the centralized models (read: walled gardens) of old are about to be disrupted in a big way by smart aggregators.
Here’s another blog post that has its doubts: Edgio really is an Edge Case
My good mate Crocodile Dundee once famously said â€œThatâ€™s not a knife, this is a knife”. I keep reading all this great blog press about Edgio and all I can keep thinking is â€œThatâ€™s not a business model, this is a business model” and then I pull out my great big, shiny Adsense blade.
I think he’s serious about Adsense being a better business model. Although I find that disturbing (yes I’m serious), I think the concerns raised are valid.
From what I understand of it, you can post anything you want to sell on your blog, tag it for Edgio and sell directly from your blog. You pay a quarter or something every day to keep the listings at the top. I think it’s a great concept.
I’m looking forward to watching how Edgio is going to snuff out the spam-o-la. If the classifieds are going to be filled with porn, pills, casino, mortgages, credit, dating, ringtones, make a million dollars a day stuff – I think Edgio will die before its able to exhale from its first full breath.
Submit your email addy here if you’d like to be notified when it launches: Edgeio