Highlighter is a new plugin that adds impressive features to user interactions. The plugin allows users to select specific segments of a blog and comment directly there. Highlighter allows conversations to start around just a word, phrase, or image.
It also enables quick, easy sharing of specific segments of a post directly to Facebook and Twitter.
Another feature of Highlighter is that it automatically adds commentators to your mailing list. The free download is available now. See a full demonstration of the plugin after the jump.
Highlighter’s plans extend beyond a single WordPress plugin, though, as they explain on their about page:
Although we are starting with a WordPress plugin, Highlighter will eventually unify what you highlight, comment, and share across all content, platforms and devices, to create a dynamic relationship between publishers and readers.
Highlighter will keep those highlights, comments and notes in a centralized location that you can share with others and/or review at a later time.
That means whether you are reading a blog post from your computer or an eBook/PDF on youriPad, the interaction with content will remain the same.
Josh Mullineaux, Matt Blancarte, Nate Whitehill, and Muhammad Haris make up the team behind Highlighter.
You can follow the team on Twitter at @highlightercom.