4 Sep 2006

Make Widget

Nick Karr expands the idea of Chris Anderson. He discussed how the YouTube model of syndicated video (upload your file to YouTube, then embed the video, with its supporting application, in your own site) could be extended. Nick Karr want to take it one step further:
"I'd like Apple and Microsoft to build into their OSes a universal "Make Widget" command. So you right click on a spreadsheet or a chart or a movie or a slide show or a presentation (or whatever), choose "Make Widget" from the contextual menu, and a widget is automatically created and uploaded to a web server (owned by Apple or Microsoft), and you're given a simple URL to paste into your blog or site."

Both ideas demonstrate that not all Web 2.0 technologies are some days old and have been around for some time.

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