A couple of weeks ago I added the Outbrain ratings widget to Free Technology for Teachers. My hope was that it would provide some good recommendations to other blog posts (both mine and others) that would be of interest to readers. The recommendations never met my expectations and unfortunately, adding the widget drastically decreased the page load times of Free Technology for Teachers. After doing some reading on FriendFeed I discovered that I was not alone my experience. Hopefully, Outbrain fixes this problem, but until then I’ve removed the ratings widget so that Free Technology for Teachers will load faster. Thank you for dealing with the slow page loads while I tested Outbrain and I hope it didn’t cause too much inconvenience for you.