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Bling for Your Blog

Tonight we launched TypePad Widgets, or as they are known on the street, TypePad Bling. From the very early days of TypePad, we imagined this sort of widget functionality -- the roots are evident in the way modules are handled in TypePad's design managment -- built into the service. It's exciting to see that the integration is finally here and that we've already got over thirty partners providing and enabling their unique services to our users. There's a lot more to come and we want to hear from others with widgets to integrate. (See the FAQ if you're interested in creating a TypePad Widget.)

As much as the term Web 2.0 is loosely thrown around, I believe strongly that the most significant characteristic of this era of development is the openess that is enabled by APIs. It's about sharing information and data and having services work well together.

Thanks go out to the TypePad team for making this happen as well as all our partners who made their widgets available for release. Our thanks, as always, to our customers for their continued suggestions and inspiration.

4 Comments
benwaynet said:
March 31, 2006 8:52 AM

Will this be available for Movable Type Sites?

Paul said:
April 1, 2006 7:41 PM

I would like to try this feature on http://fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/2006/ but am a bit confused as the where to insert the javascript. There are no open or close-body HTML tags in my raw creation which I post up with the use of Phoenix (Mac version).

I tried creating them on the 2 May entry but obviously I haven't a clue where they should be, because nothing happened.

Can you help please?

September 30, 2006 2:23 PM

"It's about sharing information and data and having services work well together."

Good! I like it! I'm always looking for clear, simple ways to explain Web 2.0

jmyers0341@gmail.com said:
November 22, 2008 3:49 PM

This is awesome, can't wait to enhance my blog with all these goodies.

jmyers0341@gmail.com

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