A sign that either bloggers are being taken more seriously or that I’m actually popular is that I’m starting to get a few press releases sent to me. Most of the time I ignore them, since they’re often for things I have no interest in, but today I had one for Hyperwords which actually looks quite interesting.
Hyperwords is a Firefox extension, which, upon highlighting words, lets you search for them in various search engines, look them up on dictionaries or find a location on a map, amongst other things. Unlike previous efforts at this like eZula Toptext and Flyswat, it will work on all works and not just those where advertisers have paid for them, and it doesn’t modify how the pages look in any way. Potentially it looks very useful.
The extension also works in Flock but not in any other web browsers.