If you knew about widgets before Konfabulator was sucked into the Yahoo vortex, bonus points for you! If you are new to the game, it is not too late to enjoy the benefits of setting up widgets on your home page. For example, do you find yourself logging into Flickr and then opening up another tab for your Gmail while you open up several more web tabs (thank you Mozilla) to troll the newsnets for sales gold while keeping five other apps open to do your job like your CRM, Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint and whatevertheheckelse? Well, widget aggregator sites are for you!
I was going to post a lengthy post about two widget aggregator sites like Netvibes and Yourminis, but this post is too dang good to not simply post a direct link to it as well: http://tinyurl.com/27q6cj and be mostly done with it.
That link is where you’ll see screen shots of Yourminis and Netvibes pages which saves me the hassle of grabbing screenshots of my own setups and does a spot-on job of explaining both the benefits and the pitfalls (analysis to paralysis anyone?) of getting widgetized.
The Yahoo/Konfabulator widget engine SDK can also be grabbed for working up your own too by going here.