Worpdress is great for quick publishing and a variety of plugins are available that let users publish to various platforms. The image above, extracted from the gigya website, illustrates the versatily of social networks. Gigya itself provides a plugin for WordPress. The technique is commonly described as cross posting, meaning one post on wordpress notifyes various social networks. Cross post plugins include:
- WordBook : cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall.
- Same for wordbooker
- WordPress to myspace publishes posts to myspace
- Ping FM is a free service that publishes posts to social networks. WordPress has a few plugins that integrate with ping.fm, check this out
Statistics are an important part of social networking : no point developping web presence without knowing where you go
- Facebook Share Stats : provides charts and numbers on your posts shared on Facebook, with statistics and charts about the number of "like", comments and clicks received.
- Summary of blog / social interaction by Rachel Levy