Just as start pages are enabling users to export widgets outside of their environments, other content aggregation platforms are now enabling users to import widgets into their environments. Wetpaint is officially the first of the Wiki platforms to announce widget-friendly functionality. Via Pete at Mashable:
“On Tuesday (today, for many of you), the wiki service Wetpaint is announcing a series of new features…the most interesting new feature to me is Wetpaint Widgets. This feature means you can now add YouTube and Google Video players, Vizu polls, Google Calendars, Photobucket slideshows, Meebo IM widgets, Gabbly chat and RSS feeds to your wiki. Additionally, you can add any widget that uses the “embed” or “iframe” tags. After testing this, we’re left wondering why every wiki doesn’t support widgets…”
I am confident that all collaboration platforms will quickly follow suit, joining the widget-friendly bandwagon. For more on this story, check out what my boy Vivek has to say over at StartupSquad.