ESPN gets on the widget bandwagon

By Steve Outing

No sooner had I finished off a draft of my January Editor & Publisher Online column (probably to be published next week) on how news organizations must learn to share their content any- and everywhere, than did news of ESPN’s WidgetCenter arrive on my radar screen. (I think it launched last month, but I must’ve missed it then. I’ve added it in to the column.) It nicely confirms the wisdom of my advice in the column. :)

Check this out. ESPN is now offering widgets that you can put on your blog, website, social network profile, or wherever. Here they are embedded in this blog item.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

4 Responses to "ESPN gets on the widget bandwagon"

  1. larryb
    larryb 9 years ago .Reply

    Steve – look forward to reading your article. Question: What does it take to build dem-dere-widgets? Is their a service out there currently that makes it easy?

    Thanks!

  2. larryb
    larryb 9 years ago .Reply

    Steve – look forward to reading your article. Question: What does it take to build dem-dere-widgets? Is their a service out there currently that makes it easy? Thanks!

  3. Wes
    Wes 8 years ago .Reply

    I downloaded the NFL team widget and chose to download it to Vista but it does not work on my Windows Vista sidebar. What is wrong?? Any help would be huge!

  4. Windows Dev
    Windows Dev 8 years ago .Reply

    Same issue here as Wes, downloaded a baseball widget for Vista sidebar. When installing, it asks if I want to install flash (which is already installed on my machine). I give it the go ahead to install Flash anyway, and the widget just displays the broken link image.

    Some security setting somewhere that needs to be tweaked perhaps?

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