Mashable had a great article yesterday on Twitter #Hashtags, what they mean and how to use them. For Twitter users, hashtags represent a powerful way to navigate Twitter's activity stream, understand trending topics and find interesting users. Mashable even recommended using Widgetbox to help navigate your Twitter activity: "Provide a website widget: For anyone who isn’t using or knowledgeable with Twitter, provide an easy conversation tracker tool on your website. You can make one via Widgetbox" Here's how you can use hashtags within your Twitter widgets: 1. When creating your Blidget Pro, add a tab for Twitter 2. You will have three content source options: My Updates, My Favorites, and Search 3. Under search, you can enter any text... or enter a hashtag (ie #FollowFriday or #voting) 4. The widget will then dynamically update with posts around the Twittersphere with the hashtag that you set
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When we launched the Widgetbox Blog Network a couple weeks ago, you probably noticed that the Sports Channel was powered by Yardbarker.com. Well today, we have officially launched the Yardbarker Network Widget - which features the best content from Yardbarker's network of 600+ sports blogs. You can create your own widget by choosing either a favorite team or sport. The widget then is dynamically updated with the freshest, most popular content from Yardbarker. You can create your own widget by visiting Yardbaker and if you are a sports blogger, you are encouraged to join the Yardbarker Network and have your content seen by their network's 10,000,000 monthly uniques. Here are some timely examples of widgets - one for the Boston Red Sox and one for the NFL:
When Widgetbox debuted its blog network last month at BlogWorldExpo, I described it as “Web rings 2.0.” Today, that vision has come a bit more full circle, as the company has announced a partnership with Yardbarker that will feature Widgetbox Sports Channel widgets being dropped on the more than 600 sports-related blogs in Yardbarker’s network. The deal is exclusive, meaning if you want to participate in the Widgetbox Sports Channel, you’ll also need to join Yardbarker.