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Zemanta Firefox Extension

August 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

WikipediaImage via Wikipedia

Zemanta is an interesting tool that works with a bunch of blogging and social networking sites. It will work as a firefox extension or plugin and provides related image, article and links as you type up your blog post. Basically just writing this to see what it will suggest. The only thing I don’t like so far is it seems it makes a suggestion for every 300 characters written. Then again, that might make sense.

The 4 previous links were suggested by the system. Not bad. They mostly link to Wikipedia at the moment but that works for me I think.

Seems it also suggests tags here too. I don’t typically use tags on blog posts but use categories instead. Maybe I’ll start tagging stuff as well since this is suggesting stuff for me and that makes it easy to come up with useful tags to tag with.

This is one of the related articles it suggested so far: Zemanta getting there

It also suggests useful images so just including an image for Wikipedia.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JureCuhalev // Aug 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks for giving Zemanta a try. The 300 characters update was a decision in the early days to provide an easy way to update, without constant updates in the background. We’re working on a smarter update algorithm that will not disturb your workflow.

    If you have any questions with Zemanta, please feel free to drop me a mail – or use our forums – . We’re also happy of notifications of any blog posts you’ll write that don’t give you suggestions as you expected so we can improve them.

    Jure Cuhalev, Zemanta

  • 2 tima // Aug 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    @JureCuhalev: I found the 300 character update ok in the end. I didn’t think there was a way to manually update but then noticed you could click on the button that displays the number of characters to the next update. So, all in all, I think it works well.

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