Widgets are simple programs written to do simple things. For bloggers, they can do many things, one of which is to analyze a blog for specific criteria.
For example, this widget will read your blog and analyze your educational level. This one, which I saw at Neptunus Lex, will analyze your intellectual type. My type? A mechanic.
The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generelly prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.
The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.
I thought it would be interesting to try other blogs, so I used my old friend Spot at The Cucking Stool. He's a thinker.
The logical and analytical type. They are especialy attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.
They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.
Emphasis mine. That about sums up Spot.