Some of you have noticed that we help show off your blogs using website thumbnails and have wanted to know how to do this on your own blogs. When we relaunched Technorati.com, we implemented ShrinkTheWeb to automate the capture of website previews, which saved us quite a bit of development time. By integrating with ShrinkTheWeb's API, all we need to do is copy and paste the code to get the system up and running within hours and, since we cache all of their images locally, we are able to deliver them faster.
We’ve been very happy with the service so far. If you are looking to integrate website previews into your site, you may want to check them out.