Social sharing with sharethisPosted in Social Media, Technology By Manoj Kumar Maurya On August 6, 2011
ShareThis offers the most innovative sharing platform for today’s social audience. The ShareThis button is an all-in-one widget that lets people share any content on the Web with friends via social networking sites, e-mail, AIM, or text message. The widget can also keep an account of personal contacts so that users can send an e-mail, IM, or text message with favorite links to friends. The button can be deployed on any site to drive traffic, stimulate viral activity, and track the sharing of content. Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Mozilla Application Suite and Internet Explorer, and customized widgets are available for leading blog publisher sites including Blogger, TypePad and WordPress.
Now Sharethis Introduced a brand new feature that lets users spend more time on sharing and less time on signing in to their favorite services, all without leaving your site.
“FastShare is a new feature that enables ShareThis to recognize authenticated users across our network of sites, and then enable these users to complete shares with fewer steps and less disruption. The feature utilizes OAuth and takes advantage of the extensive reach of the ShareThis network (over 1mm domains) to help users spend more time sharing, and less time signing in to their favorite services, all without leaving your site.”
Yes, the benefit might seem obvious from the name, but here’s why: FastShare enables sharing in fewer steps and with less disruption for users who have previously signed in with ShareThis using OAuth. Visitors to your site who have previously logged-in with their credentials across any of the more than 1 million websites in the ShareThis Publisher Network will automatically see their FastShare options available.
Greater time spent on your site.
FastShare keeps these users on your site throughout the sharing process, rather than taking them away from it each time they share. Yeah!
Sharing, at scale.
FastShare works across all of the top social networks that currently use OAuth, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo! Pulse and Google Buzz. Your signed-in users will immediately see the benefits to the new experience as sharing instantly becomes easier.
Manoj Kumar Maurya