Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BookmarkQ Creates Short URLs For Sharing Quotes on Webpages

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Sometimes when you share articles with friends on social networks or through email, and you want to draw their attention to specific quotes on the page or to a specific paragraph, there is a better way to do this than add a footnote such as “read line three through line fourteen on paragraph four”.

BookmarkQ is a new utility that allows users to create a short URL to a selected text on a Web page. This is helpful, when you wish people that you share a URL with would focus on a specific Web page area.

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To get started, visit BookmarkQ and drag the bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks bar. Now whenever you want to share some text on a webpage, select the needed text and click on the BookmarkQ boorkmarklet. This will create a short URL to the quote which you can share directly via GMail, Facebook or Twitter using the buttons provided in the pop-up. Or you can simply copy the shorturl and paste it wherever you want.

Here is an example short URL: http://bquot.com/1hf

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