via ericmortensen via daringfireball:
Over the last few months I’ve noticed an annoying trend on various web sites, generally major newspaper and magazine sites, but also certain weblogs.
Read more: http://daringfireball.net/2010/05/tyntcopypaste_jerks/#ixzz0oyLiD4Qh
All of this nonsense — the attribution appended to copied text, the inline search results popovers — is from a company named Tynt, which bills itself as “The copy/paste company”.
It’s a bunch of user-hostile SEO bullshit.
(Find your hosts file)
After saving the hosts file, Tynt’s clipboard-altering nonsense is disabled on all Tynt-using websites I’ve encountered, no matter which browser I use.
This has been popping up and annoying me more and more lately, but I hadn’t yet thought to do anything about it. Quick fix; good call.
I too notice this happening, I can’t begrudge the content providers trying to generate traffic for their sites, times are tough and these businesses are desperate. I delete the added text.