If you need more arguments than you can get from Talk Radio and Jerry Springer, Squidoo has come up with Hey Monkey Brain-where all the usual suspects can be found. Star Wars or Star Trek? Should Pot be Legal? The Chicken or The Egg? As well as slightly more serious fare such as, well, there doesn’t seem to be much serious fare here. Well, maybe Zazzle vs Cafe Press-not.
Being a blogger I have a few Squidoo Lens and a couple of Hubpages-which are basically one page blogs. It takes me about an hour to whip one of these things up and I have made less than ten dollars from Squidoo and Hubpages combined. But since they are mainly shameless self-promotion, they have also failed to bring my blog much traffic.
I have written about Hubpages and Squidoo before and have gotten comments along the lines of-hey, that’s not what we’re here for. Your supposed to share your knowledge and expertise with the world, not use Squidoo and Hubpages as one more channel for spam. Or backlinks as the case may be.
The Hey Monkeybrain pages are a cute idea, and they seem to have all the normal options you find on Squidoo such as adding RSS Feeds and selling stuff-though you don’t have to add anything other an opinion. The layout is pretty straightforward, you state your argument and then there are two columns bellow it, either for it or against it. Some of the topics are so silly as to have little or no participation, and since the whole things is pretty new, none of the pages seem to have too many comments.
Hey Monkeybrain might be fun as more arguments are added, but all the eternal talk show topics have no set answers anyway. So if you don’t want to agree to disagree, head over to Hey Monkeybrain and tell the world why a lone gunman could not have killed our President and what the Government has hiding in Area 51.