Anyway, I got back from my trip to Google and crunched some numbers and posted this good news about Squidoo. We’ve hit profitability, grown to be three to five times as big as others in our space and reached more than 125,000 users. A good day.
The very next day, Google announced Knol, a direct lift from Squidoo circa 2005. Apparently, Google wants to be in our business. It’s almost enough to ruin your day.
"Imitation is the best form of flattery" or as Seth Godin says, "of endorsement" - with Google's launch of Knol.
The first time I read about Knol from Google, the first thing that came to mind was Squidoo and Wikipedia.
Just exactly is Google up to?
I know it's a cutthroat competition out there - but... seriously?