Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Print, Email or Blog

Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but Sys-Con, publisher of trade pubs like Power Builder Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld Magazine and others, has included a "Blog" link on their stories (click to a story here to see an example). This icon is on the main toolbar at the top of each story next to the now ubiquitous "Print" and "Email" buttons.

Clicking the "Blog" link gives the reader some HTML code they can cut and paste into their own blog that provides the meta-data for that story, including a link to the original, the headline and writer.

It's great to see a publisher not just tacitly but overtly recognize their content is going to get reposted on blogs and give those bloggers such an easy tool.