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  • Widgets: Now More Useful Than Ever! NTC Conference April 6, 2007 http://www.flickr.com/photos/stinkypeter/
  • Key Takeaways ….
    • Define
    • Pros/Cons
    • Tour
  • Session Outline Intro Widget Primer Widgets Go Wild Tour Summary
  • Photo by Thomas Hawk Marshall Kirkpatrick
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/shelisrael/ Carnet Williams
  • OMG, I’ve been widgetized! Profiles & Presence Content in many places RSS Powered Fundraising Sharing photos, bookmarks, videos, and more Conversations connections
  • My burning question about widgets is….
  • What is a widget?
  • Widget …
  • A web widget is a small piece of cut and paste code that enables a non-technical web publisher to easily pull in content and display it or add interactive features.
  • Badge Capsule Gadget Module Mini Snippet What’s in a name? Flake
  • The Web is increasingly turning into a sort of online Home Depot with its shelves lined with thousands of useful, off-the-shelf parts of every description and utility. Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinchcliffe/?p=80
  • Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinchcliffe/?p=80
  • Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Hinchcliffe/?p=80
  • I’d like to volunteer … I want more information .. I want to support that cause .. The Network Effect Slide remixed from David Wilcox
  • Give up control … Open source thinking This gets messy! http://www.flickr.com/photos/petroleumjelliffe/
  • Benefits Widgets are two-way bridges for distributing your content
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye2eye/ Are widgets really useful? Hmm …
  • Easy to Use!
  • Low cost or free For the end users!
  • Widgets are fun! (But don’t tell your ED)
  • Considerations
    • How can you use widgets to amplify existing conversations or content?
    • What is your strategy for triggering the network effect?
    • How comfortable giving up control?
  • Widgets Go Wild Tour
  • Stop 1: Conversation Starters Examples Poll Daddy Voice Mail – MobaTalk Meebo
  • Stop 2: Spread Your .Org’s Content Bookmarks Photos Videos Text via RSS Headlines
  • Stop 3: Share Content Calendar Listings Job Listings And More …
  • Stop 4: Site Tracking and Search MyBlogLog Technorati
  • Stop 5: Profiles and Presence LinkedIn Twitter
  • Stop 6: Advocacy 18 seconds
  • Stop 7: Personal Fundraising Network for Good ChipIn Change.org Kiva
  • Stop 8: Where to Find Them!
    • 1.   The particular Web2.0 Social Networking Tool or Service
    • A widget gallery or directory for your blogging Platform
    • Third-Party Widget Directory and Aggregator Sites
  • More information at …