I wanted to try out the Yahoo! Shortcut app for Wordpress. It is really a neat little plug in. As you type your post a widget or slug on the side of the editing window shows you how may items it finds that relate to your post. It is really a clever idea and should help you make blog posts more interesting. I am going to try out some of the features in this post.
So I live in Chicago IL. Yahoo Short cuts is able to identify this as a location and display a map of it if I choose to do so. This might be nicer that mapstraction plug in that I am using already.
If I decided to Blog about a company like Yahoo! or Microsoft or Google the shortcut tool will suggest links to these companies stock tickers.
I can also talk about products like a Palm Treo or BlackBerry Pearl and the shortcut tool will give me product links fro these. Although I think I should get a refferral fee or PPC payout for that.
Lastly the tool will allow you to find and enter Flickr Photos into your post. This is a very handy way to add photos to your post instead of linking to them
One thing that I don’t like is the the lack or a way to exactly position the size or location of the widget. Your are at the mercy of the tool as to the size and your are limited by the editor on location. If you only plan to use one or maybe two widgets at a time this is a cool little tool. I plan to keep using it for now but would like to see Yahoo! implement some type of revenue share with the tool especially if it pushed paid for content.