Join us at TNW Conference 2022 for insights into the future of tech →

The heart of tech

This article was published on September 28, 2011

Widgets Plus gives you a shareable badge using Google+ API

Widgets Plus gives you a shareable badge using Google+ API
Drew Olanoff
Story by

Drew Olanoff

Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

Now that Google+ is open to the world, you might notice that you’re being added to a ton of circles. This is probably because new users are importing their Google contacts and adding them to circles in droves. It might not be the best way to use the service, since a full stream is already tough enough to deal with.

Widget Plus uses the newly available Google+ API to let you share a badge on your website or blog that represents your Google+ identity.

All you have to do is enter your Google+ ID number into Widget Plus, which looks something like:

104612091113514802664

You can then choose to customize your badge’s header and title, as well as include your latest updates or not. This is going to help spread Google+ even further, especially for avid bloggers and tech enthusiasts. Something super impressive is that you can even choose the language for your badge. Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish are available options.

We should be seeing these widgets pop up all over the place now.