Al Tompkins at Poynter talks with the NewsHour team about their awesome Oil Spill widget that measures how much of the black stuff has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite part of the widget? Includes a slider to adjust the rate of the leak based on whose estimates you believe: BP’s, USGS, or other experts.
Very, very relevant to ReportingOn. This is about collaborating with readers to decide what gets covered.
Automagic music video Flash slideshows. Cool, fun in a Soundslides-for-the-masses sort of way.
All the widgety goodness you can handle in one blog post. Get your wigets widgetized at the widget haus. But seriously, get your headlines into a widget and invite your readers to post them on their own pages — everywhere.
Can I just get Steve Outing’s E & P columns posted straight to our newsroom bulletin board? Best takeaways here: Get Flickr, YouTube, MySpace accounts for your paper and post to them often.
Mike B. walks us through putting together a Mac widget for a podcast feed.
Rotate anything in a sidebar widget – photos, quotes, links, etc.
How to code a Mac dashboard widget.