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SavePublishing Bookmarklet Lets You Easily Pull Tweetable Quotes

Here’s a problem you might not have realized you had– Have you ever been reading an article you wanted to share on Twitter and had a difficult time finding a nice, short, tweetable quote to pull? Well, non-existent problem solved! SavePublishing.com now has a bookmarklet that lets you easily pull short quotes from articles and share them on Twitter. I’ve tried it out on this story by my friend Jill Pantozzi over at TheMarySue.com, and it works passably well, but whether or not it’s actually useful is a whole other matter.

The SavePublishing bookmarklet is currently in alpha, so some bugs are to be expected at this point, but for the quick tests I put it through, it does what it claims. On the site for the bookmarklet, the developers say users can, “Click the bookmarklet and find the tweetable sentences on any web page (When it works.)”

Using the bookmarklet I was able to highlight all the sentences in Pantozzi’s article that were short enough to tweet with room for the link. The highlighted sentences become links, and clicking them opens a Twitter window with the sentence and link already pasted, so I was able to take the article and turn it into this tweet:

…in three clicks. It would be nice if the program replaced the double quotation marks in the sentence with single quotation marks, since it puts quotes around the sentence by default, but for something that’s still in alpha I won’t get too picky about specifics. The bookmarklet does what it says it will, and it does it well enough that tweeting articles with a short quote could be something I do more of. I’ve installed the bookmarklet in my browser’s bookmark bar to test it out, and although I’m not 100% sold on it being something I’ll use very often, I don’t think I’ll be deleting it right away either. Who knows, maybe in a few weeks I’ll realize it’s something I can’t live without.

(SavePublishing via The Verge, image via TheMarySue.com)

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