Idea: Make a Post widget for the Google homepage

The other day, Google announced an API for its homepage widgets. This lets you create and distribute mini applications that sit on Google's homepage. has all sorts of content that's ripe for inclusion in a Google homepage widget (or two). A news feed, perhaps? Congressional vote data, perhaps?

Got any ideas? Made any mashups? Let us know.

By Adrian Holovaty |  December 15, 2005; 4:17 PM ET  | Category:  Post data
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Hi Adrian, nice to be hearing from you again and congrats on the "remix"! FYI, we're staying on top of mashups that we hear of from our developers at and provide updates via a dedicated area in our community forums.. including a plug for your new column/blog. Of interest, a hot thread in our forum was a tip on a mashup for a topography map viewer.. this cool mashup uses the USGS NED dataset.. very clever as these data are not typically easy to work with! Check out the thread at

I'm also informing readers via my weblogs at and my Oreilly blog at

Happy Holidays!

Posted by: Glenn Letham ( | December 20, 2005 01:21 PM

Adrian, I like what you've done with Post remix (and your related work on the DjangoProject). Perhaps you could get the Post to do something like the Google Zeitgeist, showing the frequency that certain stories are viewed:

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Abe Usher | January 4, 2006 12:13 AM

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