Snap Shots are Back

Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com

I just 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.

Readers of this blog at its original WordPress host will remember that this feature disappeared when I moved to my own host on June 11. Now it’s back, for those that want it.

Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon (it looks like a gear wheel) in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot (i.e., the pop-up window) and opt-out. You can also choose between different size pop-up windows by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the pop-up window.