I’ve mentioned Zemanta to my blog readers in an earlier post where I talked about online tools I can’t live without. Today I learned that in addition to making blog writing easier and richer, they’ve added integration into Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. If you haven’t yet looked into Zemanta, you might want to look now.
[Note: I do not have any professional or personal association with Zemanta, just spreading the good news. I’m all for simplifying my work while enhancing my content for readers.]
Briefly, Zemanta [free] allows content enrichment in real-time while you type.
This is what Zemanta looks like in a WordPress post editor.
Zemanta suggest tags, links, photos, and related articles that you can add with a point and click. It works off a database of 5M+ pictures and 5M+ articles giving you 10M+ possibilities for media rich communications. It provides content from 20 sources such as Wikipedia, You Tube, IMDb, Amazon, Crunchbase, Flikr, Twitter. It works on all major blog platforms; such as WordPress, Blogger, Typepad.
You can even add it as a server side application with the [paid] professional version.
It has semantic features. And, it will recognize your friends from Twitter, Facebook and Mybloglog. With one click you can link to their profiles and find similar articles in your friends networks. This can inspire content or fill in blanks without having to troll the Internet.
They’ve added new preferences too. You can toggle on or off features such as reblog, balloons, source attribution and signature images. Zemanta also has an easy one click to reblog a paragraph from your post. A great way to make it easy to go viral.
Go to www.zemanta.com if you want to see how it works for yourself.
If you read this post and start using Zemanta, let us know how you like it.
Happy blogging! Happy emailing!
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