Outsourced widgets – what if they crash and burn?

25 Jun
2008

Someone I was talking to was asking me why someone should use iBegin Share and not ShareThis. When I told him it was installed vs having them host it (and track everything), I got the equivalent of a blank stare.

I am confused by all the people who think it is a good idea to ‘outsource’ comments, pictures, and more to ‘widgets’. Not only are you shortchanging yourself on unique content (ala comments) but what happens when the $5 million investment they got for a silly utilitarian feature (and not application) crash and burns? Say buh-bye to all that content.

2 Responses to Outsourced widgets – what if they crash and burn?

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branden

June 25th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

absolutely. plus…you eliminate unnecessary .js calls that slow you down.

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June 28th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

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