It’s as if Squidoo is filling in a bunch of holes that the rest of the Internet missed.
I have yet to figure out how much scope Squidoo has. I hear people discuss it occasionally, but I don’t have a clear picture of its influence.
I also recently discovered (an apparently new) list of top articles on Wikipedia. This is a really effective real-time, transparent Google Zeitgeist, and can give you a pretty clear idea of what the Web wants to learn, right now. Predictably, it’s all about Pokemon and the movie 300 at the moment.
UPDATE: Coincidentally, Seth Godin just published an ad hoc year-end report on Squidoo. It doesn’t really help me gauge Squidoo’s reach, but it’s interesting nonetheless.