The plethora of Web sites and information gathering tools available at your fingertips can be overwhelming at times, especially when you are looking for something specific. Finding an interesting piece of information or fun video and sharing it with others is, however, rewarding. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.

So, you’ve decided to start a healthy eating plan, and you really want a cookie. Using Google as your search engine, you find an amazing recipe for an almond butter chocolate chip cookie (oh, doesn’t that sound delicious?), and you immediately want to share it with your family and friends. You could print several copies, fold them and stuff them in envelopes and do a mass mailing that will be ready in several hours, or maybe even days. OR you can click, highlight, copy, paste, and send it immediately to hundreds of family and friends. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Here is the link to the recipe:
http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/under-45-minutes/almond-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies/

You could retype the above Web address into your email, or copy and paste it, but it’s really so much easier than that.

When you open the recipe’s link by clicking on it, you’ll see these icons above the photo of the cookies.

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Depending on where you want to share the recipe, you simply click on the desired button that will transport you to that specific site. The blue box “f Like” is for Facebook. Tweet is Twitter. Pin it is Pinterest. Submit is for posting to a site called StumbleUpon. If you click on the orange +Share button on the far right, a menu opens up listing several options to choose from (see screen shot below).

Share

Notice the “+ More… (293) at the bottom of the menu. Take a look at all of those choices, including LinkedIn. You can also search for the one you want to use.

LinkedInShare

Not every Web page contains these handy sharing options. In this case, the address of the information you wish to share will have to be copied from the browser then pasted into a Facebook status, or an email.

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Here’s a video link showing how to copy and paste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA

Facebook users can share information easily on their own profile, or on a friend’s. Simply paste the address into a status and add a comment about the post. It looks like this:

Recipe

Once the address is pasted into the status window, the user clicks the blue “Post” button on the bottom right, and the recipe is instantly shared.

Similar steps are used for sharing videos. YouTube, used by billions, is the most popular video-sharing site on the Internet. This link will show you in detail how it’s done: https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/getting-started.html

Sharing photos and videos on a Facebook profile is simple (see screen shot below). Selecting “Photo” gives you three options. If the photo or video is placed on your desktop, it can be dragged and dropped into the “Upload Photos/Video” window on the left.

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Once the address is pasted into the status window, the user clicks the blue “Post” button on the bottom right, and the recipe is instantly shared.

Similar steps are used for sharing videos. YouTube, used by billions, is the most popular video-sharing site on the Internet. This link will show you in detail how it’s done: https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/getting-started.html

Sharing photos and videos on a Facebook profile is simple (see screen shot below). Selecting “Photo” gives you three options. If the photo or video is placed on your desktop, it can be dragged and dropped into the “Upload Photos/Video” window on the left.

Twitter users can also post pictures and videos. Twitter’s help center gives these step-by-step guides:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20156423-posting-photos-on-twitter

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170317-faqs-about-vine

Now, when you read an interesting article, upload a video of your daughter’s dance recital, or see a funny cat picture, you can share it with all of your customers, family, or friends. Happy sharing!

Other Helpful Links:

https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/

http://www.wikihow.com/Upload-Pictures-to-Facebook

http://www.wikihow.com/Share-Videos-on-Facebook

http://www.bestblogtech.com/2013/05/how-to-add-and-share-video-on-linkedin.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FyGBd6gHxk