39% of Web users know what widgets are

Online users between the ages of 18-24 are six times more likely to obtain widgets from friends than from a company. Some 39% of online users are familiar with widgets, and 26% have used them. The most popular widgets are those that enable the user to play video, music, or view photo slide shows, although widgets offering news, weather, or other information are also utilized and most commonly distributed through social networking sites, JupiterResearch says.