Widget = portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. – Wikipedia
Widgets are plug-ins that can easily be added to a website or blog without needing much technical experience. If you add a Facebook “like” box to your website, you’ve installed a widget.
- Can you add a widget to your blog or website?
Atomisation (Atomization) is where the content on a site is broken down into smaller fundamental units which can then be distributed via the web through links to other sites. The creation of widgets and gadgets for use on third party sites and the distribution of content via syndicated RSS feeds are the best examples of atomization.
– Dave Chaffey, What is atomisation?
Not to be confused with … fidget.