Archive for June, 2008

TwitterFountain Widget: Fast Stream of Tweets and Flickr Photos at the same time.

June 26th, 2008

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There are a lot of widgets for Twitter, and there are a lot of widgets for Flickr.  but how about a Mashlet  that combines the two of them into one?. specially designed for people that get bored easily. that is where TwitterFountain gets into the rescue. This Mashlet (mashup widget) can stream photos by tag from flickr so they can serve as a ever changing background for your Tweets. then just add your Twitter Username and voila. a almost insane burst of photos and tweets together in the same widget. another of those things that could only have came from the Dutch.

Fortunately you can control the crazyness with the widget controls to set the pace of your Photo and Tweet stream, choose the colors and also the size of the widget too. that makes it a cool and unique novelty widget. all of the controls are within the widget so anyone can use it and share it easily.

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The Widget is in Flash so it can be placed pretty much everywhere but you will have to copy and paste the code by yourself.

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Phoenix Mars Mission Weather Widget and Gadgets

June 26th, 2008

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Unless you have recently came back from a Orthodox Amish Community, you should know that there is a mission on mars and that something called the phoenix mars lander recently discovered Ice in mars. but that is not all what The Phoenix Mars Lander does. it knows how to repay the good money it cost by giving out constant reports via Twitter and serving  Mars Weather news to you via Widgets.

So now you can have recent Weather Reports directly from mars and look at it thanks to a Widget.

Vista Sidebar Phoenix Mars Mission Weather Gadget

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Direct Download Link for Vista Sidebar

Mac OS X Dashboard Phoenix Mars Mission Weather Widget

(identical to the one in Vista)

Direct Download Link for Mac Dashboard

iGoogle Phoenix Mars Mission Weather Gadget

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Direct Install Link for iGoogle

A good novelty to add if you are a Space aficionado, Geek or just because the heck of it.

Phoenix Mars Mission Weather Widgets

via Windows Vista Blog

MeeMix Internet Radio Artist Widgets

June 26th, 2008

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MeeMix is a Internet Radio Social Network that tries to go for pandora but ends being more of a Deezer like music social network. The last update pushes them away from trying to be pandora and instead go for imeem and ijigg. How so?. now you not only are able to create stations and produce your radio station for your liking but now  the focus to share and recommend music has notably increased (imeem) and now if you are an artist you can create your custom radio station and MeeMix profile page. the advantage is that since the music was uploaded by you and is owned by you the radio station you can create has more feature than common created or visited MeeMix radio stations because they don`t require of any restrictions.

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But the interesting part of being a artist in MeeMix compared to other places is that they are allowing to extend your personal brand to your blog and social networks via widgets. the widgets provide fan stats for your MeeMix Radio Station.

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And also a approval rating widget to check out if people think your are cool. it should be more specific to the music. but what it is these days?.

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you can also put a widget that shows your favorite MeeMix radio stations are in order to provide a point of identification for your visitors. it is more probable i would pay attention to your music if i see your like the same music and artist i like.

That is very interesting and a good example of Widget Marketing. i only wish MeeMix site would be better designed and the radio station widget player was not as candy fugly as it is and it would had a more “cooler” look.because if i had to rate their coolness in one of their own approval rating widgets, it would mark below 50% right now.. but the Widget marketing ideas are great. so it is worth a try and have a page there and in iJigg at the same time.

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via MeeMix blog

ShareThis to add live count indicators, starts with digg.

June 25th, 2008

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Not to be outdone by Add To Any with their self adjusting widget update. ShareThis have updated their widget to offer support for more services in the “Post To” section. now you can also see HI5, Friendster, Orkut and Livejournal. but the real jewel of the update is the hint that they will be now supporting live count indicators for Social Bookmarking and Social Content Sharing sites. the fist to be supported is digg. so you will be able to see the times a link has been dugg. this is pretty much alike to what you can see in Feedburner with the FeedFlare indicators.

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While these updates are welcome. these widgets are still a long way from the potential they could archive so it is plenty room for them to grow yet.

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via Mashable

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