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?
6 months ago
ahhhh i have been wanting a "How did I get here???" extension!
That's a great idea (and well executed). Someone make this!
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.
That would be great!
What an awesome idea!
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!
Smart! I like it!
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