Hold your mouse over any of the links on this site. Notice anything? For any link that leads away from this site, you now get a preview of that webpage in snapshot format. This new feature is a free service from Snap.com. Firefox offers the same functionality for any website through the Cooliris add-on. I think there are others also available. Although specific to the website on which it is installed, Snap seems to work regardless of the browser. I’ll leave it in place as a courtesy to my readers.
Along the lines of other random discoveries of late, GeoGreeting now lets you spell any message you would like using buildings and other architectural features from Google Earth/Maps imagery. They provide a link back to your message on their site that you can share, but there’s no real way to save the image. I had to do a screen capture and crop the image below in Photoshop.