November 14, 2007
Spock's New Flash Widget
Today, client Spock, the leading people search engine, announced a new widget that displays a slide show of an individual or a selection of people from a specific search. If you do a search for American astronaut or Democrat, the top people from that search result query can be instantly turned into a flash widget, which can be embedded inside any blog or website that supports flash.
For example, you could instantly create a slide show of film actors, tech bloggers, golfers, real estate brokers, World Series players, political activists or cardiologists. You can also create a widget for yourself, which presents a centralized view of all aspects of you. Check out mine in the upper left hand column of my blog under the Search Bar. Pretty cool, eh? And it only takes a minute to do.
Free to use, it is also easy and fast to create a widget. I did mine in just a couple of minutes. Simply go to Spock.com, do a search for yourself or a descriptive tag, i.e., San Francisco politician or tech blogger and when the results show up, click on "widget."
Spock will provide you with the HTML code that you simply copy and paste into a blog, any MySpace or Facebook profile or your own personal website. Most popular blog hosts such as Typepad and Wordpress support flash.
This is a great way for any small business owner or creator (i.e., artist, author, photographer, web designer, animator, etc) to use the new Spock widget as a way to promote themselves on their own site or elsewhere on the web.
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I love the new flash widget, but I wonder...how can I change my photo to one where I look younger and more debonair?
Posted by: Charles Knight | Nov 16, 2007 6:14:20 AM
Ah yes Charles, great question. I just went to your profile on Spock and voted for another photo. You could always upload a photo of yourself that is in fact younger, and have a bunch of friends/colleagues vote on that one and voila, that will be the photo that would first appear when people did a search for you. Happy to vote on a a debonair photo you upload of course :-)
Posted by: Renee Blodgett | Nov 16, 2007 8:05:01 AM