As I hoped, my 350 Squidoo articles were rescued this week from the Seth Godin’s sinking ship. After putting up with Squidoo’s missing to altogether absent tech support for a few years, seeing how smoothly HubPages swept and converted an ocean of new content, almost without a hiccup, was impressive.
Although the deal was in place many weeks before Godin made his carefully worded announcement that he was doing writers a favor by selling access to their work, without sharing a dime, HubPages technical prowess still stands head and shoulders above anything I’ve seen on any writers site on the web.
Rather than go through the gruesome details again, here are some links to articles spurred by the anger of Squidoo writers like me about being commoditized by Seth Godin.
Squidoo Ghost Town quickly became on the the most popular Seekyt articles in history.
On InfoBarrel, I summed up the case against Godin, legally and ethically: Should Seth Godin Be Investigated?
Responses were mostly supported, but some people, the right people, got pissed. Over on a Facebook Group I once helped administer, The Writer’s Door (formerly Squidoo Positivity), one clever ex-friend has engineered what is essentially a Seth Godin and Squidoo HQ Team fan page, after I left, singing Al Kooper’s You Never Really Know Who Your Friends Are on my way out.