Video Transcript (draft)
Hello, this is Tim Langeman, creator of CiteIt.net.
- Today with accusations about Fake News circulating widely, many readers
suffer under a constant suspicion that any quotation they’ve read may have been taken out of context.
- Other readers just want to know more about a quote’s context to better understand its meaning.
I’ve created the CiteIt.net App to address both reader concerns by creating a tool to enable
responsible authors to easily look up and display the contexts of their quotes.
Here is an example of the first type of Contextual Citation: the expanding blockquote:
- notice the context expands when the reader clicks on an up or down arrow
- And here’s the second type of contextual citation: the contextual popup which appears when the reader clicks on a quote.
Authors who use the CiteIt.net App, give their readers more reason to trust them and distinguish themselves from media competitors.
You can test-drive the CiteIt.net WordPress plugin by visiting demo.citeit.net
This will send you to the demo site’s WordPress login page.
Log in with the default password and you will be taken to the WordPress dashboard.
To make a test post, click “New -> Post”
Now, let’s create 2 new Contextual Citations from articles I found on Google News:
A) The first article has to with “bats” and is found on the BBC.
To create the citation:
- We find and highlight a quote.
- We copy the quote to our clipboard and paste it into to the WordPress post.
- We copy and paste the BBC article’s URL to the clipboard
- We click the CiteIt blockquote button that was added by the CiteIt WordPress plugin
- We next paste the URL of the article into the prompt, and
- Click “Publish”
- Finally, we click the Permalink to view the published results
Because we clicked the “CiteIt blockquote” button, rather than the “CiteIt popup” button, our context displays by expanding the arrows above and below the quote.
B) Now let’s move on to a popup example featuring a quote about Warren Buffett found on Yahoo Finance.
I follow the very same process, copying the text and URL, but this time I select the “CiteIt popup button”.
After I click publish, I don’t see any arrows.
Instead, when I click on the text, I get the popup.
With CiteIt, It’s about as easy to create Contextual Popups as to create links!
From this video, you can see how easy it is to create contextual popups using the Cite.net WordPress plugin.
This plugin is free and open source.
It currently requires the old TinyMCE WordPress editor.
Contact me if you are interested in helping add this functionality to the new Gutenberg editor.