2/4/09 Update: Snap Shots went down like a lead ballon. Didn't work for folks. 5 Bonus Points also to Boris for alerting me to the dark, dark underbelly of the widget. Snap Shots are no more. I'll have to find a much less evil way of rewarding followers of the blog than Snap Shot Shares! Cheers!
- I'm trying out Snap Shots, which allows you to take a sneak peak at links on my blog before clicking. More details about this below.
- Snap Shots has a feature called "Snap Shares" which gives me a percentage of the ad space on the Snap displays. Because I'm grateful to the visitors and participants to TSON, I'm dedicating my Snap Shares to the top three sites on the Bonus Points Leader Board. Each of the top three will get a week's worth of Snap Shares where their blogs and links will be plugged. Since Rocket Scientist is in the BP lead, she will be getting the first round of Snap Shares.
- I made sixth place on the "Top Ten Coolest People You Meet" list on the Nonfiction Lover blog. (Being new to blogging, I appreciate the back-pat.) Because the blog author, Hava, didn't put me on the "Top Ten Creepiest People You Meet" list and because her blog is a must read for book lovers, she is now on the Bonus Point Leader Board. I've also added her to the blog roll.
Curious about Snap Shots? This widget 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 decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.Cheers.