Even though I am a programmer I have been able to do much of my heavy lifting using tools that are already available to me without any programming at all.
I use a combination of Youtube, Ning, Flickr and other social media content platforms. I then syndicate using their native tools and build widgets using Widgetbox. Once I have my widgets deployed on Widgetbox I can then easily deploy to Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, IGoogle, Orkut and any other platform that embraces OpenSocial.
I am putting together a series of slides based upon this process for others to use. Look for another post regarding this process.