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New Widgetz baby!

There have been a number of changes to the site over the past couple of days.
You can now manage up to 4 different URL’s and I have renamed them to Site1, 2, 3 and 4 to make them more generic.
I hope this makes things a little easy on people blogging at more than one site.

I have also released Blogroll & Podcastroll widgets.
They are dynamic in nature, meaning if you add or delete an item from your blog or Podcast roll this will immediately show up where ever you have the widget installed 🙂 neat hah! 

Get your “Blogs I Read” or “Podcasts I listen to” widget by logging into, then go to the Account Details page.
From there you will notice new links…go play 😉

Feedback welcomed 🙂 


Social networking awards 2006

 If you like please go and nominate us at the Social Networking Awards 2006.

Just add a comment at the bottom of the page. Something like…
I would like the nominate for the Widget category

Thanks 🙂


Nintendo Wii Give away

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Set to private

Hi All,

I was asked by a user to allow some fields to be set to private.
Meaning that only your friendz who are logged in can see certain details of your profile.

The changes have been made and the following feilds are now set to private by default.
Business Phone
Home Phone
Street Address
Date Of Birth

If you want the general public to see these details, go to the Edit Profile page and change the privacy setting to false.

Invite a friend feature

Justed added! Invite a friend or Colleague.

You can now invite a friend or colleague and create their wHooiz profile for them.

An invite will be emailed to your friend at which time they will have the option to accept or decline the invitation.
You need to be signed in to invite a friend. So, if you do have someone that you were thinking about telling them about or someone you’d like to see have a profile why not do it with an invitation.

wHooiz Blog widget

Hi all,

 This is Clarke, just a quick note to let you know of a couple of resources that may help with adding your Friendz widget to your blog.

For Community server users check out Nick Randolph’s post

The Global Whitepages

Have you ever wanted to do some research on someone online but didn’t know where to look? I’m not talking about a celebrity or some kind of creepy stalker thing. I’m talking about tracking down an old friend from school or a former work colleague. I’m talking about preparing for an upcoming meeting with someone you don’t know by reading their biography. Or when someone you don’t know sends you an email or adds you to their IM list. Stuff like that.

I find myself in that situation often. And about six months ago I mused out loud “wouldn’t it be great if there was a site where people could upload not only their basic contact information but their biography as well. I know most bloggers have an “about” page with that kind of information, but what about non-bloggers and people who aren’t prominent enough to be listed in Wikipedia?

Well now such a place exists and we’ve called it wHooiz.

The service is still in “whisper mode” which means we have come out of “stealth mode” and are talking about it… but only quietly. We’re still getting feedback from our early users and we’d love to get your feedback as well.

One of the cool things you can do with wHooiz is create your “My Friendz” list and put that up on your blog. Check out some of these sites for examples of “My Friendz” in action:

G’Day World podcast

Clarke Scott’s blog

Rob Farley’s blog

Interestingly, as of today, a Google search on “whooiz” returns 9,450 results. I wonder how many there will be a year from now?

If you have any questions about wHooiz, you can email the guys behind it:

Cameron Reilly and Clarke Scott

And if you want to learn more about wHooiz, and you’re an auditory type, you can listen in to the podcast we did here.