Social networks are all about sharing: news, images, accomplishments, questions, recommendations and of-the-moment nuggets of information.
Here’s a humorous (and accurate) take on the difference between social media tools, courtesy of Three Ships Media:
Twitter: I’m eating a #donut.
Facebook: I like donuts.
Foursquare: This is where I eat donuts.
Instagram: Here’s a vintage photo of my donut.
YouTube: Here I am eating a donut.
LinkedIn: My skills include donut eating.
Pinterest: Here’s a donut recipe.
Lastfm: Now listening to “donut.”
G+: I’m a Google employee who eats donuts.
Make sharing easier by setting up your web browser toolbar for one-click sharing. Most of these social media tools have “bookmarklets,” or icons that you can drag to your browser bookmark bar, enabling one-click action. (Search Google to find and download them.)
When you want to share something from a web page, click the right tool in your bookmarks bar. For example, instantly share an interesting article with your LinkedIn network by clicking on a LinkedIn bookmarklet.
Bookmarklets can also help you manage your reading list. Set up bookmarklets in your toolbar for these info-tools:
Delicious lets you bookmark web pages, gradually compiling them into themed stacks for reading later, or for sharing publicly with friends.
Evernote, a fave among many, allows you to “clip” nearly anything from the web, organize it in “notebooks,” and save it for later.
ReadItLater is the equivalent of a reading folder, pure and simple. Click your bookmarklet to add an online article to your list.