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Bad use of widgets

Don’t you love it when you are going through your files and find something that you wanted to write about a few months ago, but never got around to?

That happened to me today.

A couple months ago, I took a screen shot of a Widget (presumably created by OSD Public Affairs) that syndicates news from DOD through a widget created by SpringWidget that anyone can download and post to their blog, Web site, etc.

Widgets are a relatively new addition to the Web 2.0 world, but many social media luminaries (including my colleague Steve Rubel) are saying they are the next big thing.

So lets review:

  • Widgets = good
  • Widgets syndicating your content for you = very good
  • Not having good content = bad

And they say there is no good news coming out of Iraq…

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