It’s simple really – you’ll pick the site you are most comfortable with – both in terms of ease of use and Privacy.
But don’t be fooled – this is bigger than widget sharing – this is the beginning of the opening up of Social Networks. First their widgets work together. Then the profiles. And next advertising.
The good news though is that there is plenty to go around!
2007 may not be the year of open API’s and profile sharing – but if it isn’t it will certainly set up 2008 to be the year.
Widget Disruption – Two pieces of news make me think that the widget world is headed for major disruption in the coming weeks. First up, Netvibes plans to catch up with Pageflakes and YourMinis by making its widgets available to post on MySpace, hi5, Piczo, blogs and other sites. Netvibes is also set to launch a Universal Widget API, allowing widgets to share data back and forth and synchronize among themselves. Look out for the hotly-anticipated Netvibes social network to launch in April.
The second piece of news almost fell under the radar. Netvibes rival Webwag has quietly enabled a feature that lets users post widgets from Netvibes and Google IG to a Webwag page. They want to keep it quiet until the feature is officially ready, but I love the idea. Once all the startpages support the same widgets, how do you choose between them?