As many of you know, on Wednesday, the 12th of December, Clipmarks opened a new phase on information management / sharing with its 3.0 version. There are lots of new things, not just about the look and feel of the site but also the functionality and usage of the clipping tools. Without doubt, the most remarkable of them is the brand new ClipCast. This new feature allows clippers to add almost anything they want at Clipmarks site, to their blogs, iGoogle and NetVibes pages, Facebook or MySpace. I said “anything” and I mean it: You can add a ClipCast of your own clips, the stuff your favorite clippers posted or tag specific posts. With adding simple bit of code on your page, you have a continuously updating ClipCast on your web site, blog or any other custom page. An eye-catching gadget which presents the material you choose in a slide show format, with many customization options.
Now, let’s get to the point: It would be great if we could add it to our WordPress hosted blogs too but as you all know, WP does not allow custom codes on hosted blogs (very reasonable security policy.) On the other hand, you can add a bunch of specific widgets you find in the “widgets gallery” to your WordPress blog. So, if we manage to make our voices heard loudly enough, I’m sure Matt Mullenweg and his colleagues would gladly help us on this, by adding ClipCast to WordPress widgets gallery for our convenience (like they did for Flickr, VodPod etc.)
As a Clipmarks member WordPress blogger, I’m taking the first step now, by requesting help:
“Matt, would you please add a ClipCast widget to WordPress widgets gallery? We clipper bloggers will appreciate it very much. Thanks in advance.”