Released yesterday, Hyperwords is a nifty extension for Firefox that makes every word on a Web page a potential hyperlink to an array of search, reference, blogging and other tools. Simply highlight a word or group of words, and a pop-up menu appears offering options to search, reference, map, shop, copy, e-mail, tag, blog or translate. Each option in turn leads to a submenu of further options, so “search” leads to submenus where you can select the type of search and where to search — search Web sites using Google or for pictures using Flickr, for example. The Hyperlinks Blog has yesterday’s announcement of the launch. Install the Firefox extension here. A version for Internet Explorer is coming, the site says.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.