Seeing where you’re going: Snap

By Steve Outing

I just added a new feature to my (resurrected) blog. Check out the new link treatment, via the free service Snap. Mouse over a link in my blog and you should see a small preview of the page that’s linked. … We’ll have to wait and see if the novelty of this wears off and it becomes annoying, but at first blush I like this. What do you think?

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

3 Responses to "Seeing where you’re going: Snap"

  1. Howard Owens
    Howard Owens 10 years ago .Reply

    It’s pretty quick loading, so the annoy factor is pretty low, but I’m not sure I see the utility — the benefit to users. Cute trick, though.

  2. Howard Owens
    Howard Owens 10 years ago .Reply

    It's pretty quick loading, so the annoy factor is pretty low, but I'm not sure I see the utility — the benefit to users. Cute trick, though.

  3. […] For the past day, I’ve been running this program called Snap Preview (found via Steve Outing) that lets you see previews of websites that I’m linking to before you click on the link. I’m curious what readers think about this. Is it annoying? I think it’s a good idea, but I’m a little less than thrilled with the execution, and I’m not sure if it’s worth the trouble if it’s annoying my readers. In the words of the famed philosopher Bono, “I wouldn’t want to be buggin’ ya.” Leave a note in the comments yea or nay. Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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