Adding Social Media Widgets

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Short overview of social media widgets for news / press releases. Designed for share with Emory University, applicable to any organization.

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Adding Social Media Widgets

  1. 1. Adding Social Media Widgets By Wendy Darling
  2. 2. How It Works <ul><li>User is viewing news item, opinion piece, photo collection or other content. </li></ul><ul><li>User sees button to submit to social service or to “Share.” </li></ul><ul><li>User clicks, content is submitted, tagged, added to collective inventory, shared with online communities. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Example Services <ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Mixx </li></ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul><ul><li>Stumble Upon </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Buzz </li></ul>
  4. 4. CNN News
  5. 5. New York Times
  6. 6. WIRED
  7. 7. BBC News
  8. 8. NPR
  9. 9. Alternet
  10. 10. The Daily Green
  11. 11. How To Add TODAY <ul><li>Add icons and link/submit code to release/story/template on web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Code and icons available easily from services </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><a class=&quot;reddit&quot; title=&quot;Post this story to reddit&quot; href=&quot;http://reddit.com/submit?url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89070760&amp;title=After+the+Techno+Lust%2C+There%27s+Always+E-Cycling&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Reddit</a>
  12. 12. Recommendation <ul><li>Make sure “share” functionality is part of news template in new Emory web site redesign! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Another Use <ul><li>When / if email news releases are put in HTML format, “share” links can be included there, too! </li></ul>

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