Netscape widget rolling with the times

Netscape have invested heavily in social software on their portal to try and reverse its decline from the heady days of early browser dominance. If you visit their homepage, you’ll see editor-generated content alongside Digg-style user submitted content, a signficant change from the me-too portal that came before it.

In the age of increasing content portability it’s interesting to see that a widget has been developed that allows you to display a rolling top stories widget (as seen below) which as ever you can plug into your particular flavour of space, be it social networking or media technology blog.

Nice enough eye candy with the pause/play button, but the real value would be in allowing you to customise this to your own news preferences.

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