Is there such a thing as a Google Profile widget?

I guess you could say this post is literally a Google search query. Ironically, it’s a question about Google that I can’t locate via Google — perhaps because I don’t know how to word it.

It’s a web development question that involves the Google Profiles feature I wrote about recently.

Here’s the question:

You know how there are ways to create badges or identity widgets (see left) or whatever we’re supposed to be calling them this week, from your Facebook profile or your LinkedIn profile? (I couldn’t figure out how to display it, but Linkedin has a way to hack a bigger version, as well.)

My question: Is there a way to create such a “badge” or widget that can display ones Google profile on a website or blog?

If not, is there an API that exposes any of that information found in ones Google profile? If not, why not? Isn’t ones Google profile a significant facet of the whole Open Social initiative?

Shirley there’s a way.