Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Snip.ly - Snip and Share the Best Parts of Pages

Snip.ly is a new service for clipping and sharing parts of websites. The idea is this; when you want to share just a portion of a webpage with someone you can now highlight the text you want and share it. To do this you can either use the browser extensions offered by Snip.ly or copy a url into Snip.ly. Either way Snip.ly allows you to highlight text on the page and generates a new url that features the text you highlighted. Share this new url (via email, Twitter, or Facebook) and the recipient will see the webpage you shared with the highlighted text featured.

Here's what a page rendered by Snip.ly looks like.

Applications for Education
Along with highlighting text from webpages Snip.ly allows you to comment on the things your snip. This could be useful for students to share thoughts about articles they read or for you to share a webpage and include some reading questions for students.