Twitter GMail Gadget Useful Elsewhere

The Twittersphere is all atwitter about a new Twitter gadget that can be added to Gmail. I put it in to my Gmail, but it was so squished I found it unusable.

Then I thought, “Hey! Wonder if I could use this link they offered on that page above to use the gadget, but instead insert it into a NetVibes widget on my startpage?”

So that’s what I did and you can see a screenshot to your right. I then added it to NetVibes using the blank any webpage widget (you just put in a miscellaneous URL into the widget in order to have a webpage then appear inside this widget). Worked great, is the perfect size, and quite useful.

Since I’d been trying to find a widget or gadget that I could use that still gave me ALL of the Twitter functionality within one, small space, I hadn’t found anything until today. This is perfect and is helping me on my quest to create a workflow of social media access for a client team who needs everything at their fingertips, and this way works well.

About Steve Borsch

I'm CEO of Marketing Directions, Inc., a trend forecasting, consulting and publishing firm in Minnesota. Prior to that I was Vice President, Strategic Alliances at Lawson Software in St. Paul where I was responsible for all partnerships at this major vendor of enterprise resource planning software products and services. Read more about me here unless you're already weary of me telling you how incredible and awesome I am.


  1. Awesome!

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