I am trying to improve my vocabulary by copying and pasting new words and its sentences from articles, so that I learn by understanding the content with the word usage and have something to refer back to.

So today I was reading an article in the New Yorker, www.newyorker.com, and found the word “dyspeptic”; I copied (Ctrl C) and pasted (Ctrl V) the sentence with the word to WORD, and BAM! underneath the sentence that I just copied  showed Read more: and an URL address. At first, I thought the link was related to the hyper-link in that sentence,which was kinda cool in itself, but after clicking on the URL it took me back to the original article.

Of course the intention is not that we can create reference notations easily, but this is a tool to generate traffic back to the site. Technically, it uses javascript to facilitate this function on your site, so that whoever copy+paste content from your site will automatically include the URL onto the pasted document, which likely to be an e-mail. In other words, your friend that receives the email can now go to the source article directly. (Go to www.tynt.com   for more information, since they started this service).

So how is this different from the share-link buttons mostly available now? Well, for one, you can show your friend exactly what you want them to read in the article, instead they have to read the whole thing when they click on the link you send them.

I tried other sites to see if this has become a norm? the answer is no. I had successes with the New Yorker, and the Business Insider, www.businessinsider.com, but not with the Globe and Mail, nor the Toronto Star, and the L.A.Times neither.

If more sites are starting to use this, it will become a great research tool! Mind you, it’s just more efficient.

Cheers.

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