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Clippings new on Pontydysgu site

August 10th, 2010 by Graham Attwell

A couple of weeks ago I followed a link from Pat Parslow’s twitter to a clipping he had posted on Amplify. I hadn’t seen the site before and was well impressed. Amplify, the site blurb says, “is the place to spark conversation about news, thoughts, ideas, photos or anything else that’s on your mind. And whilst the offer of a microblog, blog or email entry are pretty standard, what caught my eye was the clippings tool.  “Add Amplify to your browser to clip and share your take on articles, blog posts,  videos or anything else you find on the web.”

Neat and ideal for those things which you don’t have time to blog about but warrant more that 140 characters with a tiny url on twitter.

The only thing was that I didn’t really want to set up yet another web space – we have plenty of those already – but wanted to post my clippings directly to the Pontydysgu site. And I found there is a way to do that. Clipmarks, who are the people behind Amplify, produce a Firefox plug in to let you clip and annotate directly from a web page.

It works very well. The only problem is that it does not support categories. In the end we have got round that by allocating the ‘uncategorised’ category to our clippings. Anyway to see the results just click on the clippings tab on the main menu bar. And if you have any ideas for how we can improve this feature please get in touch.

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