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Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Squidoo.com is a beta project that combines elements of wikis, blogs and tag sharing to create a unique new teaching tool. As the inaugural post on its blog states:

We’ve built a platform that makes it easy for anyone, even a newbie, to teach people about topics they care about. We believe that everyone is an expert about something, and the Squidoo.com platform is designed to make it easy to do that.

It’s a guide (like about.com) and a reference (like wikipedia.com). It’s a place for personal expression (like typepad.com) and an open platform for real people (like del.ico.us).

A manifesto of sorts called "Everyone is an Expert" explains the Squidoo philosophy. At the very least, it's a concise explanation of some of the Web 2.0 trends that are beginning to shape up.

Anyone interested in beta-testing can submit their e-mail to the main Squidoo site.

Source: Smart Mobs