Adam Sah, architect of the Google Gadget platform, pointed me out to an awesome study while we were chillin’ at AjaxWord. In this post, syndication guru Niall Kennedy provides a great overview of the state of the Google Gadget ecosystem. Here are some interesting tid-bits:
* Google’s gadget platform contains over 4000 submissions, creating specialized content options beyond a web feed remix.
* Google’s gadget directory contains six times as many entries as its nearest competitor.
* The top 10 Google Gadgets account for 57% of its reported gadget views across the ecosystem.
* Productivity tools are the most popular Google Gadgets category, in terms of both gadget count and gadget views.
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Gadget Authors in US
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p.s. Is it just me, or is there TOO much to write about in this space now? Sheesh…