At the end of this post, youâ€™ll notice a little image saying â€˜share.â€™ If you move your mouse over it, it will expand and display the logos of a few place that you see here where you can share the link.
Why the change? Well, I have nothing bad to say about ShareThis since I started using it, so itâ€™s not due to a negative experience that Iâ€™m making this change.
Itâ€™s more to do with seeing how another service â€“ one that more people have told me about that told me about ShareThis â€“ actually works and whether people will find it more helpful in sharing content they find useful.
To see for yourself how AddThis works, check out the video tour.
Iâ€™ve had the AddThis plugin for WordPress running for the past few days. Apart from making it very easy to enable the functionality (ShareThis also has an equally-easy WordPress plugin), it also means I can track usage in a stats module on the AddThis website (ShareThis ditto).
One thing I wish it would do, which it doesnâ€™t, is give me a settings option on my blog to show the widget on posts only and not pages (ShareThis lets me do that). Even better â€“ let me selectively choose specific pages to either include or exclude.
Still, I like its simplicity. But very early days yet to say whether AddThis will be a permanent fixture.
Do you use AddThis on your site? Do you use it to share links to content you encounter around the web? What do you think of it?