No, on the contrary. By default all widgets created with CG button are not public so that it will not be used as spamming tool. By default a widget can be shared only by closed group of peers. There are few exceptions:
1. Website admin of website where CG is installed can get a permission that let them make widget public. Once having this permission the admin can move the widget to public layer, which actually make the widget shared in public.
Object Glass is a pattern of Content Glass State Oriented Sharing app in which widgets are associated with objects through an identifier that represent specific state of the object.
Content Glass technology combines multiple software methodologies and algorithms which are all part of the Content Glass system and filed by Content Glass provisional and PCT patents.
Content Glass services are web based services given (usually on this website) on top and in relation with content glass content and apps. Most of the services are optional and Content Glass can be used without those services. However services provide high level of management shared content in relation with as asset (e.g, website). In additions some of the services provide functionality that utilize the content gathered by CG system in relation with an asset. Some of the services are free other are not.
Glass patterns refer to different types or behaviour pattern of state oriented sharing apps. This is not a scientific term, only something that try to wrap some general nature of an application. Here are some examples:
Content Glass as part of its vision aim to provide State Oriented Sharing platform from multiple environments in order to cover as much as possible situations and scenarios from human life. This includes desktops, mobile and wearable devices and in the future also controllers.
Content Glass widgets are the UI by which users share information with each other. The information can be shared in an offline or on-line mode. These mode are complementary to each other. Lets take an example. User set a TextBox widget for sharing some text and put his friend in the peers group for this widget. Both users are now able to see the TextBox when getting in the same website (or page, depends on scope). This is offline mode. Offline sharing assume that uses are no interconnect with each other in real-time.
Social Tools are ready made applications provided by Content Glass based on Content Glass platform. Social tools capture various scenarios of State Oriented Sharing. Content Glass currently have the following social tools and more are planed or in development but not exposed yet in the website:
Content Glass platform provide the means for sharing content in the form of Widgets. Widgets are mini-application and can handle basic information such as text, image, video, iframe of other website but can also handle some logic that provide some interaction with the users that share the content. For example shared shopping list or chat widget.
State Oriented Sharing is the term that we use to describe the action of sharing content in relation with a defined state of some context, some object or some thing. The objects and things that are used as the context for the sharing act can be virtual, physical or physiological.
Here are few examples for objects and things that can be used as the sharing context and the related pattern for determine their state: