An idea for attribution

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  1. Dan Mall Dan Mall

    Here's a quick idea I had. I always try to attribute great links I found to the source that pointed me to it, but I sometimes forget where I found a link.

    What if browsers built a small chiclet into the address bar that contained the referrer? It could reference the person who shared it on Twitter, a particular service, referring website, etc. If you decide to share from there (which I often do anyway by copying the URL), the share dialog would automatically add an editable attribution.

    Check the attachment for a larger picture (heh) of how this could work.

    Whaddya think? Chrome extension, anyone?

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    6 months ago

  2. Erica Heinz Erica Heinz

    ahhhh i have been wanting a "How did I get here???" extension!

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    6 months ago

  3. Chris Meeks Chris Meeks

    That's a great idea (and well executed). Someone make this!

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    6 months ago

  4. Russell Bishop Russell Bishop

    Totally with you, really annoys me when I open a link in a new tab, do something else, and when I come back to it I can't remember what the source was.

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    6 months ago

  5. Eric Eggert Eric Eggert

    That would be great!

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    6 months ago

  6. Lila Campiz Lila Campiz

    What an awesome idea!

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    6 months ago

  7. Endless Studio Endless Studio

    Great idea!

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    6 months ago

  8. Matt D. Smith Matt D. Smith

    Love it.

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    6 months ago

  9. Ryan Rushing Ryan Rushing

    I've noticed there are a few places implementing something similar. For instance in iOS, when a link in Chrome opens from Tweetbot, the back button is replaced by a left-pointing button that says "Tweetbot."

    Also, when I read a saved link in Pocket, there's a bar at the top that tells me if it came from a tweet.

    Great idea, and I wish it'd be implemented on desktop browsers!

    6 months ago

  10. Dave Bailey Dave Bailey

    Smart! I like it!

    6 months ago

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