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Search & Share Makes Highlighting Text More Functional

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Search and Share makes highlighting text a more functional action. More specifically, it attempts to understand the intention of a user’s text selection and present a variety of options accordingly. The criteria for understanding the intention is the character length of the selection, and the interpreted actions are copying, searching and sharing.

Whenever someone selects more than 40 characters from your web page and clicks the “Copy” link, your page title and URL will be included in the footer of the copied text. Your users will also be presented with the option to directly embed the excerpt in a newly composed email within Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Sometimes, Search and Share enables your users to get the options of Wikipedia, Amazon or eBay as well.

search-share

Requirements: jQuery Framework
Demo: http://www.latentmotion.com/search-and-share/
License: Creative Commons 3.0 License

1 Comment
  • http://www.fedmich.com/life fedmich

    Will only work if the user clicks copy, but it wont add the attribution if they just pressed Ctrl+C to copy.

    the tynt site uses a flash version,
    allows you to track which is copied and then adds attribution link back to your site
    http://www.tynt.com/

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