Webware Radar: Diddit brings life experiences to Twitter, Facebook

Also: Search Cloudlet adds tag clouds to Twitter; StumbleUpon plans URL-shortening service; OpenFilm.com unveils ad revenue-sharing program; and MySpace launches annual Bracket Challenge.

Diddit, a site that allows users to share life experiences with others, announced Friday that its "diddits" and "wanna dos" can now be shared with other social networks. Users will be able to deploy new Diddit widgets, showing their lists of what they've done ("diddits") and would like to do ("wanna dos") on their blogs or personal Web sites. With the help of Twitter integration, Diddit users will be able to automatically tweet any of their "diddits" to their followers. Users will also be able to sign in through Facebook Connect.

Search Cloudlet, a Firefox add-on that adds tag clouds to Google results, announced Friday that it has launched the same feature for Twitter. Once installed in Firefox version 2.0 and up, the add-on inserts a tag cloud at the top of Twitter Search results, showing the most common keywords in the results. Users can click a particular tag and filter results based on that keyword. The same cloud feature is also available in individual user profiles.

Online discovery site StumbleUpon is set to launch a URL-shortening service called su.pr, TechCrunch is reporting. According to the report, StumbleUpon will be used to share links on Twitter and Facebook. So far, no launch date has been confirmed, but the service should be available in the next few weeks, the publication says.

Openfilm.com, a video-sharing network for independent filmmakers, announced Friday that it has launched an ad revenue-sharing program for all OpenFilm content providers. According to the company, it will share 50 percent of advertising revenue with filmmakers. Every filmmaker on the site is automatically eligible to participate in the revenue-sharing deal and users will be able to track their earnings through a new reporting interface on the site. All funds will be transferred through PayPal or accepted alternatives that were not disclosed. The revenue-sharing program is live now.

MySpace has launched its second annual MySpace Bracket Challenge, the company announced Friday. This year, MySpace users will able to "go head-to-head" predicting the outcome of the NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament. Users will need to create their own brackets and choose the winners in each round. The person with the most correct game outcomes will receive $10,000. To participate, MySpace users will need to "friend" the Bracket Challenge profile and create a bracket. They have until Game 1 on March 19 to participate.

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