I just added “snap shots” from Snap.com to this site (first seen on truemors). I’m not really sure whether it is awesome or distracting.

I just added a line of javascript to the top of this page and it adds visual previews for links, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, and stock charts.

The idea is to bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you “look ahead,” before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

If you decide you don’t like it, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out. In any case, do let me know what you think.

[5/4/08] Update: after living with this for a while, I found it cluttered and distracting, so I removed it.

What do you think?