I’ve just posted a Social Bookmarking tool especially for WordPress.com users!

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  • #229902

    hillelstoler
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    That’s right! :)

    #229903

    gamehq
    Member

    Time~Thief author of one cool site
    wrote great article about get social
    onecoolsite»GetSocial for WordPress.com bloggers

    #229906

    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….

    http://victoriabcrealestateblog.com/

    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.

    #229916

    hillelstoler
    Member

    Hi sanjidabd,

    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:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

    Hillel :)

    #229966

    masbury
    Member

    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:
    Catonsville Nine.

    #229971

    joshdj12
    Member

    I saw that the other day. Just on a site that hosts in javascript. Good project going!

    #229974

    fillyfill
    Member

    mighty useful ta. no alt tags though?

    #229975

    fillyfill
    Member

    or at least, I can’t get the alt tags to show up when I roll over..

    #229976

    hillelstoler
    Member

    Hi there,

    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)

    Enjoy GetSocial!

    Hillel :)

    #229978

    hillelstoler
    Member

    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:
    http://hillelstoler.com/2008/03/06/the-view-from-the-afternoon

    Hillel :)

    #229979

    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!
    Aly Adair

    #229980

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #229981

    ellaella
    Member

    @rain – there’s always keotag for text only.

    #229982

    hillelstoler
    Member

    I can’t see any reason why not to include an all-text feature in future versions of GetSocial.

    Stay tuned :)

    #229983

    raincoaster
    Member

    Woohoo! God knows I’m too lazy to tweak anything myself.

    #229984

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Just coming back to pimp this tool!

    (Next time you’re in the neighborhood, lunch is on me!)

    #229986

    hillelstoler
    Member

    GetSocial v1.01 will fix the spacing/padding issue, and create superb social bookmarking buttons for every WordPress.com theme, get it here: http://hillelstoler.com/2008/06/02/getsocial-101

    Hillel :)

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