Readers may have noticed that I used to have the Snap previews on this site, and I recently disabled them. Truth is, I don’t mind Snap. I kind of like the previews. I like getting an idea of what to expect when I follow a link. It was also helpful for me to double check links that I add to my posts without having to actually follow all the links.
I disabled them because it was becoming very clear that I am in the minority in my appreciation of the previews. With all the negative buzz, I took the code out rather than get complaints. It didn’t matter that much to me.
Are the previews really that annoying to people? I find sites that throw in green underlined hover-ads instead of legitimate links to be far worse. And don’t get me started on any website that makes noise without asking me if it’s okay first.