I like this idea. There’s this (startup?) called that I came across on Ankit Sud’s Blog, called Snap.com which provides snapshots of the websites when you hover your mouse over a link. Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea, as this can allow users to get a feel of what the link holds in store for them even before visiting it. I just hope though that they keep on updating their index, or people may get discontented.
Then there’s the fact that some sites haven’t been crawled yet, but I’m not complaining, new services should be given a relaxation period.
What I like most is the user interface it provides. Basically, the idea is like that on Yahoo! News, which gives snap results on clicking purple links. Yahoo! does provide a GreaseMonkey script to implement that on any page you want. Keep and eye on this one, and buy it out Yahoo, its going to be a real big thing I feel.
GQB now features snap previews on all links courtesy Snap.com