Share Content on Green Mountain Gamers with a Bookmarklet
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 12:01pm
Green Mountain Gamers has a new way to help you share content in your activity stream: a bookmarklet. By placing the bookmarklet in your browser’s toolbar or bookmark menu, you can quickly share links in your stream without going through the rigamarole of copying the link, loading the Green Mountain Gamers site and pasting it in the activity update box.
There are a few set-up steps we’ll walk through to get the bookmarklet set for use. Go behind the jump for the whole process.
Navigate to Your Profile Page
First, log in and go to your profile page by clicking My Account in the toolbar at the top of the page, or on your avatar wherever you see it on the site.
Add the Bookmarklet to Your Browser
To add it to your browser’s toolbar, you have a couple choices:
- Click and hold the button down on the bubble. Drag it up to your bookmark bar or menu and let go of the mouse button. The bookmarklet should appear there.
- Right click the bubble. Select the option to add the bookmark, make a favorite or whatever terminology your browser uses.
Using the Bookmarklet to Share Content
Now, whenever you want to share a link in your activity stream, you can do so with a couple clicks. While looking at the page, picture or whatever you want to share, click on the bookmarklet in your toolbar, menu or wherever you put it.
A small window will pop up looking rather like the one to the right. You can edit the text to your heart’s content. Certainly replace “[your content here]” with some interesting commentary of your own, but you can also shorten the text in the link, which is by default the title of the page to which you’re linking, add some mark-up to make it pretty and everything else you can do in an activity update.
When you’re done, click Post Update and the link will appear in your activity stream as an update. Done!