Update: the kremlin wall (see below) is actually here, the site below is just the LJ.
I guess this is OK, but no time to post much. I hope you are keeping up with Tuk to the Road.
Neeka's Backlog has spotted a LJ blog, kremlin-wall, aiming to create a virtual Kremlin wall on which, for money, you can advertise anything. The aim is partly to raise money for charity, but also maybe to create a "wall" for sale like pieces of the Berlin wall . Or maybe even the famous Democracy Wall in Beijing in 1978/9, since he suggests you can say anything (but maybe get your neck kicked). A brick costs 6000 roubles (215$) for 5 years.
This is not the first time this money-making idea has been tried.
In Internetvibes this story appeared recently. I remember it being on the television as well.
Alex Tew, aged 21, set up milliondollarhomepage.com in August 2005 after thinking of ways to pay for his mammoth university fees. He made one million dollars from his website in only 4 months and started the huge internet craze of pixel advertising.
This page is still there, with blog and book, presumably making money. But not all ideas like this work. The article mentions another website due to make 1 million for its owner, but there is no trace of it today. It seems to have been mainly a press release to get publicity.
But it does offer an interest idea in the internet age, of one way to create a Democracy Wall, (if not, necessarily, how to monetise it). You'd need a few bricks for the usual size of painted slogan.
Now you see why I am behind with work.