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  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 1

    WIDGETS:

    THINKING BEYOND YOUR 1024 x 768PBS Summit, April 2008

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 2

    Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets

    1. About Widgets: What, Where, and Why

    2. Thoughts on Effective Widgets

    3. Tools and Resources

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 3

    ABOUT WIDGETS: What, Where, Why

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 4

    Widg et n.A portable chunk of the web. pl. widgets.

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 5

    Example Widgets

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 6

    Types of Widgets

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    over 177 million consumers were exposed to widgets worldwide in April, or 21% of all worldwide consumers online--a trend being driven by the current flood of user generated content, according to Linda Boland Abraham, executive vice president at comScore.

    Gavin O'Malley, Thursday, Jun 14, 2007

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    Widgets live on usersdesktops

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 9

    on blogs

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    on start pages and portals

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    on social networks

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    on phones.

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    Even widget stations.

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 14

    Why Do Widgets Matter?

    Set your free.ServicesContent

    DataGames

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 15

    THINKING ABOUT SUCCESSFUL WIDGETS

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    Let them do.

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    Let them play.

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    Let them track.

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 19

    TOOLS AND RESOURCES

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 20

    Resources: Tools and Services

    Platforms to accelerate development

    Analytics to track usage

    Galleries to distribute your widgets

    Google Open Social

  • Beyond your 1024 x 768: Widgets March 12, 2008 21

    Photo Credits

    All photos from iStock Photo except Creative Commons Flickrphotos below:

    Nintendo Games, http://flickr.com/photos/cdammen/416339658/ Beagles, http://flickr.com/photos/psi_mon/2138254356/