For the past few weeks I’ve been using a widget to enable readers to rank my postings. The company that created it, MajikWidgets, is now open for business. So far, there are three widgets:

  • Ranking
  • Polling
  • Opening a new page from a link

An example of a ranking is at the end of this posting. Here’s a poll:

The company uses a novel “credit system” involving paying a credit for each instance of a widget’s use. You get a bunch for free to try stuff, but eventually you have to buy credits.

We also came up with the concept of “linkware.” This enables a blogger to add a link to the blog of the person who thought of the widget. So, for example, if you use the ranking widget (which I requested from the company) and like my blog and want to help me with a link, you just check a box prior to the generation of your the MajikWidget code. Shareware, freeware, now there’s linkware!

By the way, if you want to ensure that your link is counted, please ping Technorati here.

Here’s an early review of what MajikWidget is doing.

Please check it out. I love what they’re doing…cool stuff from cool guys!