Tynt

I installed Tynt Insight on here tonight.   Tynt is JavaScript on the webpage that tracks when cut and paste is used on the page.  More importantly it adds attribution.   Generally when I’m copying a couple of sentences to quote in a blog post I have to grab the URL separately.   This makes it a one step process, so attribution is more likely.  

So if I have written:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi.

When that is copied and pasted it will look like

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi.

Read more:  http://www.infosecblog.org/apage.html#ixzz0JSUnUmvQ 

 I saw it in use on Wired and really wanted it, so I tracked down what they were using and then did some more searching.   I see some people think it’s really obnoxious.   I think it just helps people attribute properly, and isn’t in your face otherwise.

There are WordPress plugins to add Tynt so I don’t even have to edit the theme.  So far easy as pie.  

 If you think Tynt is creepy there is a opt out available at their site.