What the Heck Is A Widget?

Ever since economics class I wondered what the heck a widget was.  Now the word has become popular again and the Internet seems to be crawling with them. Widgets are all anyone will talk about when it comes to social networking or an online community web site… And you may not even know what they are. No fear, that’s why I’m here.

A widget is a tiny web app that is created to work together with profiles on social networking sites. Web sites like MySpace and FaceBook offer many different widgets that users can add to their profile to make it more interesting. Some widgets let you choose what content you want to have a new web site. Some widgets will show the weather, news, or the latest post from your favorite blog. Some widgets will even show videos or photo slide shows.

Widgets are exploding on the web like little baby rabbits so you won’t have to look far to find one that does what you want. Even though widgets can be our friend and fun to use,  you should still be careful when choosing a widget for your site. Not every widget works the way it is supposed to so be sure to preview it and tested before you install it.

I hope this has helped at least a little bit about widgets, what they do for you. Enjoy your surfing!

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