The Huffington Post rolled out an updated gadget for users of iGoogle, allowing them to more easily share and exchange HuffPost stories with friends.
The news comes just days after HuffPost teamed up with social-networking giant Facebook to launch HuffPost Social News, which allows HuffPost readers to connect with their Facebook friends regarding news and comments.
HuffPost co-founder and editor in chief Arianna Huffington said Google’s social tools will be integrated into HuffPost Social News soon.
She wrote on HuffPost:
Our goal is to make it possible for you to take HuffPost with you wherever you go—whether it’s via our amazing iPhone app, our new BlackBerry app, the app we are developing for Android, or the iGoogle gadget—which, thanks to a host of new features Google just launched, has become a lot more interactive and social.
Earlier this week, I talked about how social news is going to be the next step in the evolution of news—and how much more engaged we are when we share the news experience with friends. That’s why we launched HuffPost Social News, our digital water cooler—making it easy to connect with your friends over the news, and to dig deeper into the stories you like best.
For those of you who spend a lot of time on iGoogle, the updated HuffPost gadget offers some of the same social experiences. You can now share stories with your friends and keep up with what your friends are up to online.
And don’t worry if you’re an iGoogle addict and also signed up for HuffPost Social News—we’ll be integrating Google’s social tools into HuffPost Social News soon.