I finally had a chance to spend some time at Squidoo this week. One of the lenses I set up is called “Boston Rocks” featuring Boston area bands, weblogs, podcasts, etcetera. Photos that are tagged Boston Rocks at flickr will appear on the lens, too.
Squidoo is a co-op run on behalf of its members, the Lensmasters.
We have built an online platform that makes it easy for anyone to build lenses on topics they are passionate about. These lenses help you find a unique, human perspective on things that interest you… fast. Not only can Lensmasters spread their ideas, get recognized for their expertise, and send more traffic to their Web sites and blogsâ€”they could also earn royalties.
Right now, in the earliest days of our public beta, our payment systems are turned OFF. Soon lensmaster royalties will go to the lensmaster directly, or to organizations or charities chosen by the lensmaster, or to our charity pool.