You may notice a new feature here on the Giza Blog. We have implemented the Headup application, developed by SemantiNet.
So, what exactly is Headup? Headup is a semantic web widget service that enables online publishers to expand the range of information that users can access directly from their sites. Publishers can install the widget quickly and easily (it works with all major blogging platforms). Once installed, Headup identifies names and terms on a page and marks them.
For example, if I was talking about Tel Aviv, users who are looking for more information on our fair city could mouse over the term. Headup opens a popup window that provides information about Tel Aviv, along with news, pictures, videos, and tweets. This allows publishers to increase their time-on-site, as readers no longer have to click back to Google or Wikipedia to get more info.
The Headup widget is available now, gratis, from the Headup site. I invite all bloggers out there to give it a try and let us know what you think.