Earlier this week, the Harvard Business Blog published a short article about the six social media trends for 2010. One of the featured trends states that ‘sharing no longer means email’. (the other 5 can be found at http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org).
What this means is that virtually every website, and almost all information on the web, will need the ability to be easily shared by readers and visitors across their social graphs or social networks and connections. Each page or ‘chunk’ of information (whether that’s a video, a blog post, or a web page) will have associated links to share the information across Facebook, Twitter, and a myriad of other social platforms. You’ve probably noticed these links and icons showing up on the web sites you visit.