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Sprout – multimedia widgetized

UPDATE: Rich Cameron has a few ideas for ways to use Sprout Builder. 

Sprout Builder is another site that lets you create simplified multimedia projects and embed them into a website or on a weblog. The controls are relatively easy to understand (as compared to Flash). Here’s a sample widget I created a few minutes ago:

Sprout is similar to Toufee, a web-based Flash project creator that I’ve been trying out. The big difference so far is that Sprout seems easier to use and actually works. I’ve had problems with getting Toufee’s new interface to work.Why would this be of interest to college media types? Ease of use, built-in social networking publishing options, and training to think about multimedia projects and the stories they tell without having to get ugly with Flash and ActionScript.

h/t TechCrunch