Putting external content on your site and/or profile is hot right now, see my newly installed Yahoo! Search Link badge, my Flickr badge, my Yahoo! Finance badge, and my MyBlogLog widget. Bix has a really cool one as well.
Bix, if you haven’t heard, is a contest site that lets you run your own contests. In fact, you can even make the whole contest yourself and then post it to your blog or myspace account. Here is an example embedded on this page:
Go to this contest on Bix
Pretty cool eh? Certainly much more engaging than a poll. What kinds of external applications like these do you find the most useful?