One of the best little gizmos in some time has now been added to BPWrap. I’d seen it before but it was a post about AnswerTips on A VC Blog that pointed out it could be added to any web page. You now can see the small button to signal its presence here at the top of the column to the right. I’m sure it will be most appreciated by those who occasionally see a word where they’re not sure of the definition. To get an AnswerTip from Answers.com just double-click on the word that is puzzling you. It won’t work if the word is within a text hyperlink. A small window opens up to give information on the word and you just close it when you’ve finished. You don’t have to go anywhere else.
It works a treat. It even picks up the context in associated words. I double-clicked on the word ‘walled’ in an article that was talking about ‘walled gardens’. The AnswerTip was on walled gardens: I was most impressed. So impressed that it will be added to the other SMM blogs and to the most recent SMM Newsletters.
Try it out for yourself. I will be interested in any comments you care to leave here on these AnswerTips. Please note that the gizmo has since then been removed in an upgrade of the websites. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Footnote: This post only goes to confirm the way one can keep on the leading edge by monitoring RSS news feeds. After posting, I had an e-mail from Gina Larson to alert me to today’s launch of AnswerTips, which had been tested in a beta version by among others A VC Blog. This was because of my prior post on one of their other products, BrainBoost. If you want more details, check the complete media release from Answers.com.