Thursday, March 27, 2008
four score and 3 months ago i stumbled upon snap.com. i started using it and received many rave reviews from some of ya'll readers out there. i wrote in to the folks at snap.com to tell them how great i thought it was, and they featured me in their monthly newsletter, as seen in the photo above. in case you haven't noticed the little gems that appear when you mouse over links on my page, here's the deal:
i installed a nice little 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 amazon products, display inline videos, rss, mp3s, photos, stock charts and more.
sometimes snap shots bring you the information you need, 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.
should you, for some reason, decide this is the most obnoxious thing you've ever seen, just click the options icon in the upper right corner of the snap shot and opt-out.