sharethis - Much more than a button to share content on social networks

sharethis – Much more than a button to share content on social networks

A long time ago sharethis.com They offer us an excellent way to add buttons to our websites so that readers can share their content on the social web, although several months ago they took the step of transforming the system into a social network of recommendations.

With the function Share This Stream we have the possibility to share and see what our contacts have shared, generating a flow of information based on the recommendations of our circle of friends.Click to watch the video presentation of Share This Stream

Weeks later they presented a widget that we can use to show the most popular content (the most recommended) to our readers, making public the information that was otherwise reserved to closed circles.

These functions allowed the launch, in September, of a statistics panel where we can control what is shared in a simple and intuitive way.

As you can see, creating a business model, from a simple button to share content, is possible. Analyzing what our readers share about our sites in order to make quick decisions is increasingly important, and many of us may be willing to pay for tools that help us in this matter.

From sharethis.com they are already preparing new widgets for 2011. We will keep you informed.