As you might have noticed already, we have added a bar to our website pages that invites you to share with your networks. The function comes courtesy of ShareThis. While change is not always comfortable, we think this social media plugin strikes a good balance between obtrusiveness and invisibility, where the former can be alienating and the latter is useless to everyone.
The bar appears when you scroll down on a page. Several common social media sites (including a send-by-email option) are visible at first and several dozen more are available by clicking the green button on the right with the “share” symbol. By all means, have at it! If, on the other hand, you would like the bar to go away, you can click on the small “x” all the way to the right — see the image below to get the general idea.
This is a good way for us to better understand how people find out about us through digital word of mouth and it is a great way to encourage even casual visitors to become ambassadors of our community.
Let us know what you think — yea or nay — and what ideas you have to help us tell our collective stories.