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Widgets











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What is a Widget?

A widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third party sites by any user on a page where they have rights of authorship (eg. a webpage, blog, or profile on a social media site). Widgets are fun, engaging, and useful applications that allow users to turn personal content into dynamic web apps that can be shared on just about any website.

Security considerations

As any program code, widgets can be used for malicious purposes. One example is the Facebook “Secret Crush” widget, reported in early 2008 by Fortinet as luring users to install Zango adware.[
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_widget

NOTE - use widget sites with caution. Some widgets and advertisements on the sites are not suitable for children or for use in a classroom situation.





Widget Examples:




Google Search Widget from widgetbox


http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/time-and-date-clock (customisable)


http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/karooba (customisable)



http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/quotes-by-gandhi



http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/currency-converter





Where can I get widgets?...some require you to download their software

http://www.widgetbox.com/galleryhome/

http://www.springwidgets.com/
http://widgets.yahoo.com/