I’ve honestly seen a lot of annoying web site pop-ups in my day, but I don’t think I’ve ever met any as annoying as Snap.com. Why the hell would I care about what a web site would look like before I click on the link? The reason why I got as far as wanting to click on the link is not to see a thumbnail of the site, but to directly see it for myself. Why would you ruin the surprise for me like that, Snap.com?
Seeing a thumbnail powered by Snap.com is the equivalent of a buddy telling you the end of a movie. If someone else actually sees a potential business model or sees a convenience through the existence of Snap.com, please let me know. I just don’t see it.
1/9/2008 Update: See comment #1 for an interesting way on how Snap.com may actually be useful.