Just came across three cool projects/sites that I have found very useful:
40+ Tips to Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation. “Dumblittleman” went through the trouble of distilling the Online Writing Lab of Purdue University. You see so much crappy writing on the web…don’t we all wish people would know at least these fundamentals?
Marketing Practice is a site dedicated to the analysis of brands in India. The site owner is an associate professor at a business school in India. He has analyzed approximately 250 Indian brands. Check out the “Categories” in his sidebar.
I might make this “cool-stuff week” because cool stuff has been flowing into my inbox lately.
I’m using the snap shots plug in since I saw it in your blog, and many peope ask me how to install this on their blogs also.
Firefox has for some time an addon for previewing pages without clicking on the links. It’s called Cooliris and I’m using it for some time and I’m very happy with it. I might try the Snap Shots thing, just to see how it works…
The other two cool things are really cool and useful, I’m reading the pages just now.
A good day to you, Guy!
Snapshots is a wonderful tool !
i have shared it with 10 of my collegues !
pls keep publishing these stuffs !
Do check out Polar Rose @ http://www.polarrose.com/ – A facial recognition plug-in, for FireFox.
Not *strictly* true, in the case of the Snap Addon. It seeems to work on 20 or so popular sites, but not every site, and definitely not on your Intranet. Interclue, on the other hand, does actually work more or less everywhere, and usually gives a more detailed and useful summary. All done with a large pile of Ajaxy magic inside the browser. It’s been out for a little while now and getting rave reviews in some corners of the net, but still isn’t particularly well known. Give it a try :-)
Thank you and greetings from Berlin, Germany..
Any tips on getting bloggers to talk about charity more?
Personally, I really don’t like the snap plugin. Perhaps I’m just being old fashioned, but it kinda bothers me when I’m browsing.
I tend to prefer opening links in a new tab and checking them out when I’m finished reading the current page.
I suppose a lot of it comes down to personal preference though. Can any of you guys actually get any meaningful info out of that tiny box?
it’s extremely irritating to have snapshots popping up every time I accidentally roll over links. I’m confident that two years from now we will be looking at it the same way we look at blinking text now.
Snapshot Preview is one of the most annoying things I’ve ever seen when surfing the internet.
You just “came across” the snap.com plugin? That’s interesting considering that snap.com has a relationship with one of the companies that you’ve invested in – simplyhired.com
I’d imagine with some more digging, we’d see that the zeibatsu ties between you and snap.com are closer than that.
I don’t mind you pimping for an investment – even if it’s one as annoying as this new-age pop-up advertising crap, but shouldn’t you be more honest about the relationship?
Snap does advertise on this site, but I have no business relationship with them other than that. I didn’t even know about the SimplyHired relatationship. And its Firefox plugin is only been available for about a week.
Snap Shots is amazing. I’ve tried it an love it.
I installed this plugin and now FireFox won’t launch, no matter what. Fairly annoyed at the moment. Anyone have this issue?
I think that the snap shots just entangle, is very complicated to surf on the blog with that
Because of my Catholic grade school education 40 plus years ago, correct grammar is en-grained in my cranium. We learned by diagramming sentences, which helped us understand sentence structure. The link here, however, was a good refresher.
This is for sure three cool things that I like. Especially the “dumb little man :-)” Snap I use already and like it! Hope my users do as well? Thank you Gay for good stuff!
just what I need. (the item 2 the most;-)… thanks.
From one of my many anecdotal, statistic making conversations I came to the conclusion people dont become demotivated at work because of money (or lack thereof). I was wrong. People do become demotivated because of dodgey pay situations but less…
17 comments about some internet plugin and one comment about grammar. Just saying.
Thanks for the link to Harish blog, his blog looks informative and insightful… I like your blog with snapshot feature, I’ve planned to add this to my blogs too, after seeing yours…
“Snap does advertise on this site, but I have no business relationship with them other than that. I didn’t even know about the SimplyHired relatationship.”
I stand corrected. I still HATE this kind of advertising – it completely destroys the readers’ trust model by merging advertising with editorial.
Thanks for the post! Reminds me to bring back Snap Shots to my new blog. Just done and it work perfectly!
Guy K. on 3 Cool Things…
Today’s Notable Quote: I might make this “cool-stuff week” because cool stuff has been flowing into my inbox lately. – Guy Kawasaki from his How to Change the World blog. I think you’ll find these of interest if you are
check out this for cool stuff, leaves apple ‘core image’ stuff in the dust:
Great advice, Guy, especially appreciate the b-school professor’s blog. Too often these days our b-school professors aren’t getting the respect they are due. \o/\o/
I’ve never really been big on the Snap Shots thing. I don’t think that their previews give enough insight as to what the linked site contains.
Snap Shot is OK, but I really like Cool Iris Previews. Because it puts up a box that you need to roll into before you get the plug in, you don’t get annoying boxes popping up all the time. Great post on Grammar, also. I can’t stand the butchering of the English language that so often passes for writing on the web these days. Great blog, Guy!
It is amazing to see how fewer people appear fascinated with grammar than with Snapshots! Is it any wonder that the state of usage is what it is?
Some marketers think bad usage is ok and content is all that matters. Call me old-fashioned, but that IS a whole load of equine excreta.
I’m having the same problem as, Setya, stated. the moment I installed Snap.com’s Firefox addon, it won’t launch or anything. I tried to reinstall Firefox, including deleting the Mozilla folder for a thorough remove. I had it (ver.2005) reinstalled and I’m still experiencing trouble launching it.
Though the browser is active in Task Manager’s processes, but isn’t visible on screen.
Anyone could help me on this?
I think there’s a glitch on my end here… I was able to launch Firefox (not before killing it in Task Manager) but I had to run it in safe mode w/addons disabled. I removed Snap Shots and restarted Firefox in normal mode. It worked.
Anyone else have their Firefox running in normal mode w/Snap Shots working just fine? cause’ mine is quite the opposite…