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Freewebs Sharing API with Partners

Freewebs, the personal website creator, will be sharing its API through some its partners, including YouTube, enabling users to add more content directly to their Freewebs accounts.

Partners included in this agreement include YouTube, Widgetbox, RockYou, Picnik, Photobucket and Gizmoz. All of these companies' core services, such as video and photo slide shows, can be added to your Freewebs account. While many of these partners already had some sort of offering included in the recently launched Freewebs Widget Bank, this announcement in particular boils down to the fact that there's more interconnection between Freewebs and its partners. You can create a slide show on RockYou, and add it to your Freewebs account directly from RockYou's site, in the way your slide shows can be added to your MySpace, Bebo or Facebook profiles.

This isn't Freewebs opening its platform to developers, as Facebook has done, but is more along the lines of playing catch up with the other larger social networks that have allowed for automatic insertion of outside media to be included in user profiles. Nonetheless, Freewebs is largely dedicated to providing a way for users to have a more fluid social networking experience, and highly encourages furthered discussions amongst media companies for the continued development of widgets in order to do so.

Original Article URL: http://mashable.com/2007/06/26/freewebs-share-api/