Actually, Amazon and WordPress use the term. Widgets are code snippets which you can drag and drop inside their control panels. Wordpress uses them in the sidebar panels. Inside the Amazon panel, the user creates them in the form of instant custom affiliate links to be added into the HTML of websites, blogs, digital documents and discussion boards..Which brings up my point mentioned somewhere in these pages; Firing Line uses no links of any type as a revenue source. In other words they do not place ads or make endorsements for profit. So they must really love what they are doing with a deep passion. IMHO, widgets are way off the charts on the cool scale.