Update: "Joseph Stalin" just claimed the lense. Well,—we'll see what happens next...
I was recently given a heads up by Seth that I've been featured on Squidoo in an area labeled "People That Matter". OK... cool I guess. However this part of how it works caught my attention:
The page needs to be "claimed". Right now mine is "unclaimed". I didn't create this page, someone at Squidoo did and it's got some limited generic background information on me.
So let's try an experiment. If anyone wants to claim it, go ahead. Between my blog/website and Google, you can find out pretty much everything you need to know about me.
I guess I'm curious to see what happens if you open something like this up. Will it be accurate? Can we trust people other than ourselves to represent us? Or will it be abused? If you recall, the Z-List didn't translate very well on Squidoo, (at least initially) but is this a different application of the service entirely?
I suppose if it gets abused (meaning there is inaccurate information about me), I can always take it down. But either way, the results of this little experiment may tell us a thing or two about Social Media. Well, if anyone's in the mood to try something here—have at it. Let's see what happens.