Social Bookmarking Tool

Sharing your blog on WordPress[dot]com

Social Bookmarking Tool

Let’s GetSocial

Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren’t shared, merely bookmarks that reference them.
– from Wikipedia

Sharing your blog – WordPress[dot]com bloggers should also GetSocial!

You may have seen in the footer of any post a request from the author –
If you enjoyed this post, share it
…and you will see social bookmarking options.

But the bad news is if you are blogging on free wordpress[dot]com like millions of other users, it is not free from limitations. You can’t integrate social bookmarking options directly in your blog posts, as the JavaScript code needed to do so is stripped by them for security reasons.

Users are not allowed to post JavaScript on WordPress[dot]com blogs. JavaScript can be used for malicious purposes.

GetSocial – Social Bookmarking for wordpress[dot]com bloggers

Fortunately, there are ways to get Social Bookmarking buttons in your posts easily even on wordpress[dot]com blogs. You have to put the links manually under each post using GetSocial which is absolutely free social bookmarking tool made especially for WordPress[dot]com bloggers. It automatically generates script less social bookmarking buttons for each one of your posts.

You can also use GetSocial to add 3rd party buttons to your blog post (such as AddThis, AddToAny, Email to a Friend and more).

How to download GetSocial?

If you are interested then

Social Bookmarking Tool

After you download GetSocial, Extract and run GetSocial.exe (No Installation is needed).

How to Add GetSocial Bookmark Icons to Your Post

Write a new post and publish it without the social bookmarking button. But I always prefer to save the draft, and get the permalink of my post, rather than publish my incomplete post.

With GetSocial wizard interface which is very friendly, fast and easy to use, you can add social bookmarking icons to your new post in 3 steps. You may also implement 3rd Party (like AddThis or AddToAny) Buttons in your blog.

Step 1. Post Information

You will need to enter the title of your post and a permalink to your post (web address of your post).

Post Title: Let’s Get Social – Social Bookmarking Tool

Post Permalink: (I always use the shortlink)

Step 2. Select the appearance of your GetSocial button

You have five options:

  • Classic (300×27)
  • Mini (200×18)
  • Design (400×36)
  • Design Mini (300×27)
  • Text Links

As you select, you see the buttons in a preview window.

This is how they look:

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Add to: Facebook | Digg | | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Yahoo Buzz | Newsvine

3rd Party (like AddThis or AddToAny) Buttons

Email to a friend

Bookmark Let’s GetSocial – Social Bookmarking Tool

Bookmark Let’s GetSocial – Social Bookmarking Tool

Step 3. Get your code

Copy the friendly code, and Paste it to your post (while in HTML Edit mode).

Preview your post, and publish it.

Before I End…

GetSocial is a Windows application built with Visual Basic. Even though it was made specifically for the WordPpress[dot]com platform, GetSocial will also work like a charm on most other blogs and websites. If you use/like it, consider donating 5.00 USD to the author of the software.

Hillel Stoler is the creator of GetSocial

System Requirements: Most Windows systems will run GetSocial without any additional installations. If you get error (0xc0000135) or a message that says .net Framework 2.0 is required you need to install the Redistributable Package. Use Windows Update, or download it directly from the Microsoft download center.

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While there may be social aspects to any medium (e.g. links to share an article by email), social media typically refers to those media whose major functions are oriented toward sharing of information, and consequently most of the information on such media are generated by users. Common examples of social media sites are Twitter and Facebook.
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Admin/Author Admin/Author: Subrato Paul, owner of GoldenTwine Informatics founded in April 2003, lives in Kolkata, India. He is a freelance website designer, Internet marketer, social media enthusiast, and blogger. He writes in his blogs and as a guest writer about marketing and social media, eCommerce, website design and development, and his website.
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  1. Hi Subrato,

    Great work you’re doing here. I have your blog bookmarked. Can I just ask you:

    – How do you get the Digg, Tweets, Buzz etc icons on the right of each post – is it a plug-in?
    – And how do you get the author box at the end of each post?

    Hope you don’t mind the Qs!

    • Thanks, I have written yet another article on the same topic. Please, read it –
      Automated FollowFriday Recommendations
      and then decide which application you would prefer to use. The choice is yours, I am only giving you more options.
      Please, also register with Twitter Widget (right sidebar), another way to gain more followers.

  2. Leanne
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    Thanks! I couldn’t figure out what to do with the GetSocial text once I had grabbed it. No one mentioned that you had to paste it while in HTML mode.

  3. It was nice to receive an email appreciation from Hillel Stoler who is the creator of GetSocial on October 30, 2009. He has included a link to my article in the GetSocial press section.

    If you don’t want to download GetSocial then you can use the Online version of Get Social – GetSocial Live.

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