Monday, July 11, 2011

Like, Tweet and now +1

We've added new social media buttons!


Wanted to make everyone aware of a new feature we’ve added to each page of ChefTools.com. We replaced our old “share” feature with three simple links to Twitter, Facebook and +1, Google’s new social media service. 

So, if you buy something really cool, or just see something that’s really cool, make sure to tweet it, like it or +1 it. By liking, tweeting or +1ing an item, you’re actually helping to build the Internet and make web searching and ChefTools.com easier and better for everyone. You’re probably familiar with liking and tweeting, but +1 might be new to you. Here’s how it works: whenever you do a Google search, your results will show how many times a certain website has been +1’d. If you have a Google+ account, your +1'd items will show up in your news feed - just like when you like something on Facebook. That’s mostly it. Google wants to give searchers a social media cue when displaying results.(Go ahead and try it out and see if any of your favorite websites have +1s.)

Finding out what items are popular, relevant and meaningful to you are one of our biggest goals here – we don’t want to carry items that people don’t like, and we want to keep popular items in stock. So help us, help build the Internet and let your voice be heard across the social media sphere!

PS: Due to the newness of Google +1 (we assume – it just debuted two weeks ago), the button is a little hard to use. The area in which you can click is very small, but hopefully the problems with the button will be worked out in the coming weeks. 

PPS: Google +1 only works on the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari web browsers - newest versions, of course! 
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