Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Snap Shots (similar to Apture)

Just a heads up that I have added the Snap Shots feature to this blog.

Introducing Snap Shots from

I just installed a tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and, displays online videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, etc which is similar to It is supposed to save you time, both as the blogger and the blog reader. See Quick Start guide.

With Snap Shots, users can mouse-over links to get the most appropriate shot of content for that link. Snap Shots features: (from their website)

* Link to an online video and we'll create an inline player for it.
* For photostreams, we'll provide an inline photo album.
* Investment sites can get online stock charts.
* Like Google maps? We even put them in shots.

Snap Shots brings you the information without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

So, you download an add-on to Firefox first. Use the latest version.

If you don't like this feature, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out. Scroll down this page, for a further explanation.

Move your cursor over the following link to try it.

or try this photoshot from flickr: Move your cursor over the following link to try it.

I am really experimenting here and hope that this does not get too annoying. Send feedback if you use it.

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