ValueWiki Adds Snap Previews. Should Wikipedia?

Last week, following a conversation with one of the good folks at, Zach added Snap Previews to all external links on ValueWiki.

Snap Previews are the sneak-peeks you get on this wordpress blog when you mouse-over a link. However, unlike WordPress, the ValueWiki Snap previews are less obtrusive. The preview will only generate if you mouse over the Snap icon.

Zach and I love this feature, as it lets you view a site before deciding to navigate. Honestly, it keeps people on ValueWiki longer. I may submit this as a technical proposal for Wikipedia, since it took Zach about two minutes to build and is fairly useful. Is there any chance Wikipedians will go for it?

Update: I added this proposal to Wikipedia, here. Feel free to add your two cents.


3 Responses to ValueWiki Adds Snap Previews. Should Wikipedia?

  1. Mets501 says:

    Well, it looks like it’s not going to be implemented on Wikipedia. I like it though 🙂

  2. Jon says:

    Yeah, I gave it about a 1% chance!

    I do like the fact that Wikipedia is not proprietized. But I still felt the question was worth asking.


  3. Brion says:

    So many goatse links, so little time. 🙂

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