What Are Chicklets?
Chicklet is a term that is used to describe a small icon or small picture that is usually besides a posting on a blog, an article, or a web page. Usually this chicklet is orange but, can be any type picture or color. This icon or picture is an indication that an RSS feed or some other type of media that can be obtained by clicking on the chicklet. The RSS feed is a feed that is updated on a regular basis to give you the latest and most current information from a particular site. The different types of media can include sites like Del.oc.ious, Technorati, Newsvine, or Digg. These sites are social book marking sites. Rather, they allow you to save sites on their websites like you would on your computer favorites list. Del.oc.ious was founded in 2003 and is now connected to Yahoo. They are into the social bookmaking web service. They are into the social book marking web service. They allow you to store share and do searches for social bookmarks that you might be interested in. Dig is a community website that is based on popular items. The community decides which articles are better by social bookmaking. The community popularity of an article decides if it will be moved to the front page. Technorati is a blog site that you can join. They group like blogs together. Newsvine is a news based site that you can choose to get constant updates from with the use of their green Chicklet. These sites and others offer you a social hierarchy of rating pages to the front of the line. Once you click on the chicklet that corresponds with one of these or other sites, your choice is automatically stored and you will receive whatever they are offering. Chicklets are pretty simple to understand and to use.