I've often wanted to share some specific bit from a web page without duplicating the content and yet making it easy for a recipient to perceive which bit I wanted to indicate -- BookmarkQ
offers one approach via a bookmarklet (no account required).
Here's a sample: http://bquot.com/cqg
A rough usage summary:
- Navigate to a page with some content to share (non-frame stuff might work better)
- Click on the BookmarkQ bookmarklet (dragged to the Bookmark toolbar as part of set up)
- Wait a bit for the content to redisplay
- Highlight some text
- Click on the BookmarkQ bookmarklet again -- page should redisplay with selected text highlighted in yellow
- Mouse over the selected area -- should cause a popup to appear with URL to share
- Copy URL and share as desired
The description may make it sound like it's more complex than it actually is
Note that this approach may be letting a 3rd party know that a page is being shared and specifically what on that page is of interest.
Thanks to mouser for pointing me at the freewaregenius article: Highlight specific content on a web page to share with others, with InFocus
The article covers a different service, but that appeared to require Flash (which wasn't in the environment I was using when I took a look), but a commenter mentioned BookmarkQ -- so thanks to that commenter too