Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM
The social bar packages many of the basic social functions -- sign-in, site activities, comments, and members -- into a single strip that appears at the top or bottom of your website. You can use it alone, or use it to complement your existing social gadgets, by putting it on the top or bottom of as many of your webpages as you want.
For anyone visiting your site, the social bar offers a snapshot of the activity taking place within your website's community. One click on any these features produces a convenient, interactive drop-down gadget, so users get all the functionality of the Friend Connect gadgets, while you save real estate on your website. With the social bar, visitors can:
- Join or sign in to your site, view and edit their profiles, and change their personal settings.
- View recent activity on your website, including new members and posts on any of your pages.
- Post on your wall or read and reply to others' comments.
- See the other members of your site, check out other peoples' profiles, and become friends. Users can also find out if any of their existing friends are members of your site.
To try out the social bar before deciding whether to add it to your website, visit: