Save Feature Now on Facebook
I don't know about you but there have been quite a few times on Facebook that I have come across a post that I wanted to save for later. In show #8 I share about the new save feature on Facebook.
I use the Favourite feature on Twitter for such items, things that are of interest to me but I don't have time right then to read them or I want to save them to share with others later.
Facebook recently released a save feature. This will be rolled out on phone apps and web based applications. You can save posts with links, places, music, movies, books, films, TV shows and events.
I have the feature on my phone but don't yet have it when using Facebook on my PC. I am sure it will be available shortly. In saying that, though, I am still waiting for Graph Search.
All you need to do to save something is click on the little arrow on the top right hand side of the post – you will then see an option that says: ‘Save'. Refer to the picture below.
Once you have saved it you can find it on your phone by clicking on ‘more' or by clicking on the left hand side of Facebook on the web.
You are the only one that can see what you have saved, unless you choose to share it with friends yourself.
At times Facebook will remind you of some of the things you have saved by showing them in your news feed.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this new Feature! Leave them in the comments below.
So Many to Choose From…
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr….. So many social networking sites! How do you decide which
ones you should be on and spend your time on?
In show #5 we talk about this topic – which sites to be on and why you should be on them.
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Which one is your favourite social media site? Share why in the comments below..
Social Media Sharing Options
Sharing your blog posts and pages from your website is one of the best ways to get your content out to the masses. It also gives other people an easy way of sharing your content if they find it useful or interesting.
There are many many plugins that you can use to share your content on social media. I am going to share a few of the more popular ones with you.
WordPress plugins make this easier than ever and this is what I am going to focus on here.
One of the most popular ones is Sexy Bookmarks by Shareaholic. It is a plugin that makes it easy to share content across a variety of social and bookmarking sites. You can choose from over 75 sites that you would like your visitors to share to. All they have to do is hover over the icon and then click. It also includes Facebook Like Button, Facebook Send and Google +. Shareaholic also has counters for Twitter and Facebook. so you know how many times your content has been shared.
I did hear that the plugin has been downloaded over 1 million times. Which would not surprise me, as it is on most of the blog sites that I visit.
Another popular plugin is +addtoany. It has a lot of the same options that Shareaholic but looks different. It has a little bar that opens out when you put your mouse over it. Again, all your visitors need to do is click on the site they would like to share it to.
Another option is Sociable. Again, it is very similar to the previous two. All of these have a lot of the same components. It is generally personal choice that has people choose one over the other. As I said previously, and you can see at the bottom of this post, that I use Shareaholic because I like its ease of use and look.
TweetMeme is another popular plugin. It easily allows your blog post or page to be retweeted. It does not have any other options except to retweet to twitter. It is, however, very popular and you will notice that it is on a lot of sites.
These are all options you can add to the visible (front end) of your website. There are also many other tools you can use in the back end of your website to share your content. I will be covering these over the next few weeks.
In the spirit of sharing content I would really appreciate it if you shared mine!
Stacey Myers is a coach, trainer and speaker in supporting people to get started fulfilling on their dreams. Stacey loves giving people access to something else in life, something that may have been previously unimaginable. She will help you overcome your mindset barriers so you too can feel the freedom of living your passion.
Would love to hear what you think? Please also tell us any other options you use to allow people to share content from your website.
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