This was new one to me: Squidoo, a web 2.0 site for creating a focused ‘lens’ for one topic by the looks of it. Not the journal style of a blog, not the collaborative thingy of a wiki. Another tool I can immediately see 10 uses for in classrooms:

Squidoo: SKWID-OO, n. v., adj., addiction.
1) thousands of people creating a handbuilt catalog of the best stuff online
2) a free and fun way to make your own page and get traffic
3) a place to find what you’re looking for, fast.

A lens is one person’s view on a topic that matters to her. It’s an easy-to-build, single web page that can point to blogs, favorite links, RSS feeds, Flickr photos, Google maps, eBay auctions, CafePress designs, Amazon books or music, and thousands of products from hundreds of other trusted merchants. You can pick whatever content you want to put in your lens to bring context to your topic. Then, when someone is looking for recommended information, fast, your lens gets him started and sends him off in the right direction. It’s a place to start, not finish.


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