Review Of SocialMarker.com
My regular readers have probably noticed the
little bookmarking widget after my sig on each
post. This leads to a site called SocialMarker,
and looks like this:
This is a site that allows you to go through and
bookmark whatever you wish on almost fifty
different social bookmarking services. Check
out the list and I am sure you will find most
if not all of your favorite social bookmarking
The utility allows you to fill in various fields
ahead of time and then autofills those fields
on each of the sites that you have checked as
services you want to bookmark with. It does
occasionally miss a field or two and force you to
retype the info you want bookmarked, but that
is the exception.
I like the look of just this one little widget better
than having a whole flag of those little 80x80
badges at the end of each post, or even in my
sidebar. Those of you that have been with me
for a while probably remember when there was
a whole army of social media banners, widgets and
badges everywhere you looked.
Having settled on just the Integrated Digg badge
at the top of each post, and the SocialMarker widget
at the end, I am quite a bit happier with the look it
gives my blog and I also find that my readers use
them far more often. The Digg badge also gives the
current number of diggs for each post, which often
encourages a reader to add their Digg.
By using SocialMarker.com I may be missing a few
Social Bookmarking services that are being used out
there, but not enough to clutter my blog up to the
point of distracting readers.
Hopefully there is still enough for me to say that it
is better to get that info across than to bury it in
a mass of tiny squares.
Eat a peach!