We’ve added the ShareThis widget to Locally Grown’s WordPress platform. The widget (which “lets you instantly access all of your profiles, blogs, friends, and contacts for easy sharing and updating”) is visible at the bottom of each blog post. ShareThis, according to CNet, is:
… an all-in-one widget that lets people share any content on the Web with friends via e-mail, phone, or text message. ShareThis shows up on the page as a simple icon, but when clicked, it allows users to send the related material (i.e., a story) to Digg, Facebook, MySpace.com, or any number of related social applications. The widget can also keep an account of personal contacts so that users can send an e-mail, IM, or text message with favorite links to friends.
They also have handy a browser button add-on for both FireFox and IE that makes it easy to similarly share anything you find on the web. I imported my Gmail contact list to make it easy to email stuff I find to others.