Where's that Widget?

Posted by: Michelle Lockett on July 10, 2009

All you active social media types have probably seen the Business Exchange activity widget on the sites of some of your favorite bloggers –- think Henry Blodget or John Battelle. Others may have seen the widget on BX and BusinessWeek.com. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, it looks like this:

Cool, right?

You can tell a lot about this user by seeing the topics she’s interested in: Social Networking, Magazine Industry, Business Exchange and Publishing Industry. You can also click to see Michelle’s recent activity, which includes articles added, saved and reacted to, and people she’s added to her network. The widget is an easy way to show off your BX activity and share the content you’ve added and saved on your blog, Facebook page and other social platforms.

Any registered BX user can personalize this widget — you just need your BX user ID. Simply click to your profile page from the left-hand column of any BX page and take your user ID from the end of the URL. For example, Michelle’s profile URL is: http://bx.businessweek.com/profile/michelle-lockett/mlockett714/ and her user ID is mlockett714.

Once you have your user ID, click the “grab this” link on the widget above, choose a place to display your activity from the options — or you can choose to embed or email the widget code — replace Michelle’s user ID with your own and follow the remaining instructions. It’s really that easy!

Want to learn more about widgets? Check out the widgets topic on BX. If you have any questions or comment, please send us feedback.

 

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