I had earlier mentioned about the Wink Widget which helps you organize a list of links to your profiles on various social networks in one place. However, it has some shortcomings.
- First off, you have to sign up on Wink.com to use the Wink widget.
- It is pretty complicated and takes time to get it up and running.
- It does not let you add profiles from services other than the default ones on the list.
- It's a "blatant Wink advertisement" - Paul Stamatiou
- Since it is hosted on the Wink server, its sluggish and sometimes slows down the performance of your web page / blog and if the Wink server goes down, so does your widget.
In order to overcome these shortcomings, Dustin Bachrach created a simple CSS/HTML widget, ShowYourself.
- It has 25 default built-in Web 2.0 sites/services/networks and also gives you the flexibility to add ones not on the list, the ajax function automatically fetches the favicon image for the sites not on the default list.
- The widget automatically displays a logo beside your AIM and Skype profiles indicating whether you are online or not.
- It uses plain CSS & HTML, no hosting required.
- Lets you customize the colors.
- The favicon (logo) images can be hosted on your own web server.
- There is no need to sign up for anything to use the service.
- There are no advertisements. You just need to leave a link back to the ShowYourself web site.
- Its free!
Get yourself ShowYourself now!
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