Special Social Sharing icons
Adds a set of cool icons and widgets at the end of your post for your readers to share.
This plugin adds a set of cool icons and widgets at the end of your post for your readers to share. Widgets are Twitter, Facebook and Google +1. It supports large icons and small icons.
What is Social sharing
Social sharing services provide easy access to a large number of multimedia resources with educational value. Many of these are available under a Creative Commons licence – including more than 100 million photos on Flickr alone – meaning that they can be freely used by teachers and students. It is also possible for educators to share their own materials on these services. Students, too, can post their multimedia creations on such services, sharing them with and receiving feedback from class peers (via private channels) or the wider internet (via public channels).
A key advantage of storing multimedia materials on social sharing services is that you don’t use up your storage capacity on your own website, blog or wiki, but you can often easily embed your stored documents and artefacts in your website, blog or wiki by using the embed code provided by the social sharing service. For example, the embed code for a YouTube video can be obtained by clicking the Share and then Embed functions beneath the video screen; the screen capture on the left shows these functions for Lee Lefever’s video Social Media in Plain English. Once you have copied the embed code, you need to paste it into your website, blog or wiki, using a widget, gadget or multimedia function.
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Many online bookmark management services have launched since 1996; Delicious, founded in 2003, popularized the terms “social bookmarking” and “tagging”. Tagging is a significant feature of social bookmarking systems, enabling users to organize their bookmarks in flexible ways and develop shared vocabularies known as folksonomies.