WordPress has introduced a new feature known as “Snap“, which presents you with a snapshot of a webpage when you mouse over links to that page. It only works with sites that have been snap-enabled (like this one, for now). I turned it off on my other blog, SeaStrands, but have left it on here for people to try out and perhaps comment on whether they like it or not.
I don’t, personally. I hate pop-ups in all their manifestations (infestations) and this looks too much like advertising to me.
I’d still be interested in hearing the reactions of others who read this blog, though, as my web thoughts can be somewhat knee-jerk. If most of you like it a lot, I’ll leave it on.
Incidentally, you won’t see this feature if using a feed reader of some sort, so if you also have a WordPress blog (Rexton? Sarai? John?) you might be unaware of this new feature. It’s probably worth examining and deciding if you really want it or not, especially since the default setting is “on”.
Turn it off with the “extras” tab under the “presentation” tab on the desktop.