Stickam Contacts Widget and Netvibes
Read that Netvibes hit 5 million users so we decided to go check them out. Netvibes is another web based start page much like Pageflakes. It also includes a Web Page Module which we were able to use with our Contacts widget.
The Stickam Contacts Widget seems to be working well and if the trend of Web Page modules/flakes continues, we will most likely continue with our current approach. By developing only one version of the widget, we will be able to better control and manage the service. We do not have the resources to develop and maintain separate widgets for each of these services. While site specific widgets would have more interesting features, we believe that this approach is still the best at this time.