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ERIC Number: EJ788693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Widgets to the Rescue
Kroski, Ellyssa
School Library Journal, v54 n2 p41-43 Feb 2008
A widget displays Web content from external sources and can be embedded into a blog, social network, or other Web page, or downloaded to one's desktop. With widgets--sometimes referred to as gadgets--one can insert video into a blog post, display slideshows on MySpace, get the weather delivered to his mobile device, drag-and-drop his Netflix queue into iGoogle, and much more. There's even a widget for "Meerkat Manor," which displays a video preview of the upcoming episode and fun facts about the Kalahari-desert dwellers. Widgets are also free and relatively easy to use. The one problem is there are just so many from which to choose. In this article, the author gives a quick tour of widgets, along with some picks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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