Hastings On Hudson, New York
Squidoo is a network of user-generated 'lenses' - single pages that highlight a person’s point of view, recommendations or expertise.
Financial Services, Finance, Venture Capital

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October 1, 2005
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Squidoo assets were acquired by HubPages.

Squidoo allows users with little or no technical background to create content rich webpages regarding any topic they wish.

In essence, Squidoo is a network of user-generated lenses - single pages that highlight one person's point of view, recommendations, or expertise. Lenses can be about anything, such as ideas, people or places, hobbies and sports, pets or products, philosophy, and politics. Lenses aren't primarily intended to hold content; more emphasis is placed on recommending and then pointing to content on the web.

Users who create lenses are called lensmasters. A lensmaster uses the tools available online to provide links, feeds, abstracts, and lists to users who are trying to make sense of a topic. For example, a single lens could point to Flickr photos, Google maps, blogs, eBay auctions, YouTube videos, and other links. Lensmasters are encouraged to promote personal agendas, expertise, causes, products, and opinions. Squidoo splits its revenue with its "co-op" of lensmasters: 5% goes straight to charity, first; then 50% goes to the lensmasters; lastly 45% goes to Squidoo.

Similar companies / competitors: HubPages, Doodlekit, Squidoo, Weebly, Synthasite, Jimdo, Google Pages, SiteKreator, and Sampa.

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Products (1)

  • Squidoo. The popular (free) site for creating single webpages on your interests and recommendations.

Competitors (5)

  • Doodlekit is a website creation tool enabling anyone with no or little technical background to build rich websites.
  • Faves is a social bookmarking and networking software solution that installs a single browser button for users to bookmark a webpage.
  • HubPages is an open community of passionate individuals asking questions, finding answers, and sharing words, pictures and videos.
  • Using compelling articles and videos, Opposing Views provides balanced coverage in an increasingly partisan media climate.
  • RawSignal is a community of blogs created by its readers. Anyone can contribute, and the best submissions are promoted to the main page,

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    Hastings On Hudson, New York 10706

    United States

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