AddThis Social Sharing

AddThis | Social Sharing Plugin Platform

You’ve probably seen the little orange icon. Over 14 million domains trust AddThis.

There’s a few things I like about them and some reasons why I think you could too, as you also consider other services like DiggDigg or Shareaholic: Read more

Conversation Prism

Social Media | An Organized List

I was semi-amazed recently at the ease with which I took in all those social media/networking/sharing services when I came across a really helpful, organized list in a Widget (of all things) in the Big City Theme by MNKYstudio.

He had organized some of the best websites and applications used for social networking by category in his Widget. I really appreciated his work. I didn’t realize it would only get me started.

I’ve added only a few services (LinkedIn, Scribd, Google+, etc.) in hopes of not overwhelming even myself. This is by no means a complete list of what’s out there. If you want to see the whole thing, there’s quite a conversation going on.

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Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline launched today. It’s another way to say, “Hey”.

Why mention Timeline when companies, organizations, and businesses generally use Facebook Pages?

The answer comes with the word, “Subscribe”.

Beyond those personal friend requests you might make on Facebook, Timeline can be a way for individuals to share publicly with Facebook’s new(er) subscribe feature. This can make the Timeline layout and features a viable option if you are someone people would like to “Subscribe” to (think “Follow”, like in Twitter) but with whom you may not necessarily be friends.

And as an aside for the unsure and apprehensive, are you afraid to be on Facebook for fear of managing friend requests? Timeline and Subscribe can help. You can simply share with others with no expectation (or ability) to be “friends”.