This is great feedback Alejandra. We realized that the old widget allowing status messages has been replaced by a new "Quick Post" widget. We are working to see how we can integrate it in the platform. Stay tuned and thanks again for the note; please keep sharing your thoughts with the community :-)
I wonder if it would be possible to get some kind of widget in our forum signatures that could retrieve a current status from an external social media site. For example, you post your status on Twitter and link your vCampus signature widget to your public twitter profile that checks if your status is using the OSIsoft hash tag, or similar.