Wetpaint’s consumer wikis get widgets

Wetpaint today launched a befitting feature for the consumer wiki platform by enabling users to add third-party widgets. Users can now add Youtube/Google videos, Vizu polls, their Google Calendars, slideshows from Photobucket or Slide, Splashcast player, and RSS feeds. Aside from these, any widgets that give <embed> or <iframe> code output can also be used, which includes widgets from Clearspring but not from MuseStorm and Widgetbox. Also as part of the new release Wetpaint has officially announced the domain URL mapping to Wetpaint wiki. You can check out StartupSquad.com Wiki by clicking here.

Wetpaint has been experiencing tremendous growth since its launch in June 2006 and now hosts more than 200K wikis for ordinary users to consumer brands such as AOL, ABC, CBS, and more. Both these ends have been delivery good returns to Wetpaint from Google Adsense blocks and licensing fees respectively. With the addition of open widget policy, Wetpaint has further established its position in the wiki market that spans social networking world as well as collaboration space.

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5 Responses to “Wetpaint’s consumer wikis get widgets”

  1. Widgify &#187; Blog Archive &#187; Wetpaint Introduces Widget-Friendly Wikis Says:

    […] I am confident that all collaboration platforms will quickly follow suit, joining the widget-friendly bandwagon. For more on this story, check out what my boy Vivek has to say over at StartupSquad. […]

  2. StartupSquad &#187; Blog Archive &#187; pbWiki traffic climbs; Launches plugin support Says:

    […] Speculation aside, lets get to the real point. Earlier in this week pbWiki finally added support for WYSIWYG editor. Also as part of the change is the support for plugins. pbWiki plugins enable users to add Youtube videos, 30boxes calendar, Google Gadgets, slideshow from Slide, chat box&#8230;..It was only few weeks back that Wetpaint had announced similar support for external widgets, and Atlassian community had done that sometime last year. On the whole it feels like a general direction everyone is moving towards. Actually any platform not being able to support widgets feels like a misfit in current times. Let me&nbsp;think who can&#8217;t do this right now. ammmm. Oh! It&#8217;s Microsoft Office and Google Docs&#38;Spreadsheets. Time to catch up guys. […]

  3. StartupSquad &#187; Blog Archive &#187; iUpload - more money for wiki solutions Says:

    […] Collaboration is the name of the game thesedays and as a result we have just too many startups doing that. Wetpaint, pbWiki, SocialText, Google, Blogtronix, Clearspace, Serebrum&nbsp;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;And now another well funded startup to compete with for everyone – iUpload. According to PEHub, iUpload has raised $7 million in it&#8217;s Series A round of funding from Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. iUpload service gets you Wikis, Discussions forums, blogs, forms, ACL,&#8230;.. iUpload seems to be strong in sales, which can win the game in this scenario. Tags:Share and Enjoy: […]

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  5. StartupSquad &#187; Blog Archive &#187; Approver mixed widgets &#38; docs Says:

    […] Approver is making sure that Google, Wetpaint and likes&nbsp;don&#8217;t have all the fun in embedding external services inside collaboration and social tools. The document storage, sharing, and collaboration startup is now offering the ability to call in external widgets inside the documents. […]

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