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Seth Godin Killed Squidoo-Was It Fraud?

Seth Godin killed Squidoo, the best content writing site on the web. Spammers hurt Squidoo, but writers took the brunt of it… while Godin and HubPages profited.

Seth Godin killed Squidoo, built on trust, not contracts...
Good faith count as much as contracts when you write for the web. Squidoo made it personal, for better, then for worse.

If you’ve been posting as long as I have, you’ve probably seen some gross abuse by website owners. Some vanish without warning, taking your work (and sometimes royalties) with them. One, Seekyt, under new ownership, continues to publish my articles, credited to a different author. 

Because the world trusts WordPress, I’ve migrated all my blog content…

It’s grisly, but when it comes to horror stories, the death of Squidoo in 2014 was the worst. Here’s my in the middle of the wreck commentary while kicking my way through the ruins…

Seth Godin Killed Squidoo: Serious Trespass of Ethics or Worse?

Is it time to get serious about Seth Godin’s most recent trespass on internet business ethics? With his widely criticized handling of Squidoo’s collapse, has he stepped from poor judgment straight into illegal?

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