I’ve just posted a Social Bookmarking tool especially for WordPress.com users!
That’s right! :)
Time~Thief author of one cool site
wrote great article about get social
onecoolsite»GetSocial for WordPress.com bloggers
Why is it that your site is the only one I've seen with a *working* AddThis.com button?
here is another blog that i know uses it….
the percentage is small, i agree. i am not sure why, cos, my solution is not hard. it’s just a bookmarklet and very easy to use. one reason could be, it seems like extra load because users presume beforehand that the original code is enough.
anyways, i would love to try getsocial. i don’t have the .net whatever right now.
If you keep your machine updated you should be able to run GetSocial without any additional installations. If you try to run it, and it says you need Microsoft .net framework 2.0, you can go to Windows Update or download the Redistributable Package directly from their website:
I love it, and it’s as brainlessly easy as can be – except – in my post, I get a white space between every badge on the toolbar.
I posted in on the HTML page, saw it looking perfect on the Visual page, then, when posted, the bar is always broken up. Any tips? Here’s a sample:
mighty useful ta. no alt tags though?
or at least, I can’t get the alt tags to show up when I roll over..
The GetSocial spacing/frame phenomena is caused due to your theme settings – some WordPress.com themes add spaces and frames to blog images. I will do my best to deal with these issues in future versions of GetSocial.
As for now, you can:
– Change your theme settings using CSS (but you need the CSS upgrade)
– Select a different theme (not likely)
– (Recommended) Use the ‘Design’ setting in GetSocial (try it and see if you like it better)
About the alt tags: each icon generated by GetSocial gets an “Add to X” alt, where X is the name of the individual service, starting with a capital letter. I have chosen to give a standard alt to all the icons (as opposed to using specific alts like ‘stumble it!’) in order to create a more uniform feel to the toolbar.
Btw, you can see an example of the GetSocial ‘Design’ icon style (which is recommended for people with the image space problem) here:
OH MY GOSH! I just downloaded this and put GetSocial Tool Bars in my posts and I put a Share This Button (in a text widget) on the right sidebar of our blog. It was SO SO easy to do! I tested every link to the other social sharing sites and they all worked! If you want to check it out and see what it looks like on my blog, you can visit:
Mind Body Soul Patio Weblog
Thank you Hillel! This is a brilliant tool for wordpress.com bloggers. I sent you my $5!
I don’t suppose there’s any plan to do an all-text version of Get Social? Then it could be used on the Monotone theme, which strips out all images but the first in every post.
I can’t see any reason why not to include an all-text feature in future versions of GetSocial.
Stay tuned :)
Woohoo! God knows I’m too lazy to tweak anything myself.
Just coming back to pimp this tool!
(Next time you’re in the neighborhood, lunch is on me!)
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