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I'm having some trouble getting excited about the announcement that Meebo Rooms can now be easily embedded into websites and blog pages (you could embed them before, apparently, but it wasn't easy). I get the fact that Meebo.com makes it easy to chat, and I know that its Web-based IM service is hugely popular --…

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Facebook: the awkward teenager

by Mathew on October 11, 2007 · 1 comment

Kara Swisher, who writes for All Things D, had a couple of posts on Facebook recently that got me thinking again about the social-networking site. In the first one, Kara said that using Facebook often seems like "children's hour," because of all the goofy applications and widgets that your friends and acquaintances are constantly adding…

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(cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog) Outside of the geek-o-sphere, the term widget is often used interchangeably with words like gizmo or gadget or doodad (or the somewhat less popular doohickey) or thingamajig. All of these terms are used to describe a device or thing that either doesn't have a name -- or at least not…
After announcing deals recently with everyone from AOL and Microsoft to CNet and Joost -- and fresh from its acquisition of Howard Lindzon's brain with the Wallstrip deal -- CBS Interactive continues to roll out its distribution strategy. From MediaPost: CBS Interactive said its month-old, ad-supported CBS Audience Network, previously known as the CBS Interactive…

A note about my love of widgets

by Mathew on September 20, 2006 · 7 comments

Just a quick administrative note to mention that I've been doing some housecleaning on the blog as far as widgets -- and other plugins and add-ons, such as analytical tools -- are concerned, because I've had a few comments from my faithful readership (thanks, Mom) about slow loading times, and the fact that occasionally the…

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