Web 2.0 and the Future of Pervasive Computing

Monday, July 31, 2006

Part I - WTF is a Widget ?

Fellow Web-Slingers,

It is 2:51AM EST and the question that plagues me is, "WTF is a Widget?"

Many folks have been throwing the term around, but few and far between have cared to go the distance and create a definition. Is a Widget the same as a web page? Is it more like a rich media advertisement? When does code trancend into Widget-status? I feel like we are back in the same place we were last summer with the whole Web 2.0 definition slug-fest on Timmy O's Blog. Ok, so it is not that bad, but it is still annoying.

Anyway, I would love to know what YOU think. If you are so inclined, please post your definition. If you have nothing to say, or are generally useless, no problem - don't share. Either way, I promise to hit you kind folks back and take a stab at something that might make sense.

Stay tuned for our next episide: "Part II - WTF is a Widget?" Have a wonderful evening.

Hooman 2.0

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  • At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Hainbuchenplatz said…

    Hope we talk about the same. But why should be WTF a widget? I found a definition in German, that widgets are tools that provide information to the user of a pc while using an os like xp (maybe something like a breadcrum navigation on the internet). You can't really work with a widget, it's more or less a little helper.
    I hope I'm on the right way. If not I would be glad about somebody to tell me.

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