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Cast Your Posts! What is SquidCasting?

Posted on Jan 10 2008

Squidoo has updated quite a lot today.

One major addition to Squidoo functions is a thing called ‘SquidCasting’. To sum it up in one sentence I would say ‘Send updates, like blog posts or email alerts, to everyone who has added you or your lens to their favorites’.

Here is the Squidoo release info on the new tool.

What do you think you’ll be mainly using it for?

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Today marks the release of a major Squidoo update, the first of many to reflect a new focus on making Squidoo a fun platform for lensmasters to interact.

Introducing Squidcasting

The big news is a feature we call Squidcasting. We know how frustrating it is to burn the midnight oil completing a new lens or doing a major update to an existing one, only to resort to emailing friends one by one to brag about your hard work. With Squidcasting, now you have a way to send an update to all your fans at once.

Here’s how it works…

  1. Go to your Dashboard and click the “Cast” link for your lens.
  2. Type a short title and message to send to your fans.
  3. Within minutes, your Squidcast gets transmitted.

Squidcasts are received by…

  • Subscribers to your lens RSS feed.
  • People who favorite your lens.
  • People who join your fan club (more on this in just a second).

You can use Squidcasting to…

  • Let your fans know that you’ve published a new lens or updated an existing one.
  • Remind your fans of an upcoming newsworthy event.
  • Announce the winner of a contest.
  • Ask for help or coordinate a group effort.
  • Many other possibilities—get creative!

Still curious? Learn more about Squidcasting.

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 What do you like best about SquidCasting?

 Lewis 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Damon says:

    I think it’s going to be a great way to build a community around a lens.

    Now we’ll be able to really maximize the interactive modules. If someone posts a controversial comment in a Duel module. You can send out a SquidCast about it to invite more comments!

    I love it.

    One way I’m going to use it
    For weekly tips on improving your stats, add my SquidStats lens to your favorites. It is at
    http://www.squidoo.com/Squid-Stats

    Or join my Fanclub at
    http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/boredofeducation

  2. I like it!. I posted some SquidCasting Tips on the SquidU forum…

  3. guyderidder says:

    Wooow that is great!

    I really need to work more on my Squidooos! THANKS !

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