Monetizing Twitter Trends – An Experiment

About a week and half ago I thought I might have stumbled upon a brilliant idea; I was going to monetize a Twitter Trend. I was doing my daily Twitter check when I noticed 2 or 3 of the people I followed had made posts on #whitethoughts and #blackthoughts. The posts were mildly amusing and I noticed that both terms were at the top of trending topics, so I thought I would investigate further.

At this point, I should have probably punched myself in the face and went back to doing something that I know will provide some return, but, I am a sucker.

With that thought in mind, I went straight to my registrar and did some searches on the trends. I was “lucky” enough to fresh-reg whitethoughts.com, thinking that I could surely get a $7 dollar return on this experiment. I was wrong.

To-date, I have made over $0.28 American cents on this little venture.

The problem is obvious, the only searches being done for this term are within Twitter and over during a short window of time.

I am not about to say that I did much work or research on this, so if anyone see’s an angle of monetization that I missed, please let me know.

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