Sociable – Bookmark That Weblog Post Now!

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  1. Cool… Thanks for adding Tailrank.

    BTW… at ETech we brainstormed a technique for ONLY adding the services the person uses. For example I don’t use Furl and while I’m sure its a GREAT service it doesn’t make sense to include it in my list. In fact you could use this to give MUCH larger icons to the other services that I DO use.

    Anyway.. If you work up an implementation I’ll tell you how to do it… you just need a bit of ajax experience.

  2. Thanks a lot for dropping by, Kevin, and welcome ! I really appreciate your feedback as it contrasts with what I have done already in this weblog. All of the different social bookmarking sites that you see for each of the different weblog posts is not a service / offering that I get to use myself. Actually, that is the listing from the people I *do* know who read my weblogs (Internal and External) who are actually making use of whatever the bookmarking application. So I know that one way or another whenever people need to bookmark a site that small list of entries I have added is bound to belong to one of the regular readers based on feedback I have collected from them, or based on their preferences setup at their own weblogs and so forth.

    In a way, it is just an opportunity for me to make it easier on folks expanding on making further use of their own tools while they get to read stuff I publish here in elsua. However, I agree with you that it would really neat to be able to make it stand out those social bookmarking tools that may be more popular than others and help entice people to try some of those. Alas I do not have any Ajax experience. Thus I am open to any suggestions from any of my readers out there πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again for the feedback !

  3. You are most welcome, Nels ! I hope it works just as well over at your weblog. I have been testing it out over here before I put it together and it worked really well. And since you are also using WordPress I cannot see a reason why it may not be able to work. Have a look and see how it would go. Good luck !

  4. Thanks for the reference.
    True, it’s not easy to choose which buttons to put, some have started to consider them as pollution (http://blogfresh.blogspot.com/2006/04/one-click-icons-losing-their-cool.html), personaly, while checking them out for the list I made, I have talked with some of the developers, they all of course have been thinking about each aspect much more than any average user, in some way it’s their baby, and when you follow their idea they all seem great.
    I know I should stay only on the users side but knowing this makes choosing even harder.
    Also I noticed that since I’ve posted those footer codes poeple have added them to their tools or blogs, which I hope will give more chance to other new social bookmarks. πŸ™‚

  5. You are most welcome ! Thank you for the additional feedback comments.

    Actually, I faced a similar problem when I first added the code. I got through a whole bunch of different options and offerings and while going through them I just couldn’t make up my mind, so in the end what I did was to try to please the audience of this weblog and added the different offerings that not only have I been exposed to myself but also that I know (After asking few of the readers) others are using consistently. Then as time goes by people would be able to have other offerings to the list if they cannot see them right now by appending a comment over here or just letting me know offline. And so far it seems to be working pretty all right. At least, that is the initial feedback I have got from those who may have ventured into giving it a try.

    Then from there to try to please everyone is perhaps a whole lot more difficult and something that I am not sure would be worth while pursuing unless it all gets cluttered and it loses its usefulness. However, as more and more start to notice my weblog it would be a natural change to update the buttons and add / remove accordingly in order to meet their needs. But that would go one step at a time. For the time being people would need to get ready to find the social bookmarking tool that meets their needs and from there onwards start spreading the word around and make some further changes. Time will tell.

    Thanks again for the feedback and for dropping by !

  6. Hello Dan! Thanks a bunch for the feedback comments and for dropping by! Welcome to elsua! What an interesting Web site, indeed, and how easy it is to use. Fantastic find! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have just tried the bookmarklet and it works like a charm! I am surely going to be making use of it from now onwards. I really appreciate you sharing it with us as it is going to prove to be an interesting application. Hopefully plenty other folks would find it helpful as well.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

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