Email Evolved with Sharein by matthewtommasi


What is easier than copy and paste? Sharein’s new service is. Sharein makes sharing links and content to your friends, family and customers, even easier.

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Email Evolved.. with Sharein
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What is easier than copy and paste? Sharein’s new service is. Sharein makes sharing links and content to your friends, family and customers, even easier. Imagine if you find something cool on the internet that you want to share with your friends through email.. what do you do? Typically the steps involved would include, Step 1: Copy the URL from your browser Step 2: Open your email client Step 3: Create a new message Step 4: Select your recipients Step 5: Enter your title Step 6: Paste the URL from the browser Step 7: Enter your description Step 8: Send your email With Sharein, it’s much faster and simpler to do the same thing! You just click on the Sharein bookmarklet in your browser.. the Sharein window pops-up, pulling in the title and the description for you.. then you click <Send>. And that’s it! ©2009

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It’s very simple and very streamlined. Sharein also allows you to share via Twitter and Facebook. This guide will show you how to use Sharein.

Install the Bookmarklet
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Log into Sharein, then click on Try Now,

Next, drag the green <Share> button to your browser’s toolbar,

The Sharein bookmarklet will now be displayed in your toolbar,

Import Your Contacts
The next thing you will need to do is import your email contacts so that you can easily share your discoveries. Click on Contacts, ©2009

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Now click on <Add Contacts>,
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You can either add contacts manually by adding their email addresses one-by-one in the Add Contacts field.. or you can import them, ©2009

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As I am importing my GMail contacts, I need to grant access,

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Done! Your contacts have now been imported,

Of those imported contacts, select the ones that you want to add to Sharein,

When you have selected those contacts that you want to add to Sharein, scroll to the bottom of the page and click <Add Contacts>, ©2009

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Don’t worry about adding your friends to a circle just yet.. we will do that next. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on <Add>,

Your contacts have successfully been imported.. and added to your Sharein account.

Adding Contacts to a Circle
You can you can add individual contacts, or you can select a group of contacts, and assign them to a circle. This feature helps you to organise specific groups of people in your life into circles (eg work, friends, sport, etc). By doing so, facilitates sharing because you are no longer required to manually type each individual’s name. By typing only the circle name, the system will automatically populate the list of contacts in the circle and you can edit before hitting the post button. Click on Contacts,

Select those contacts that you want to group together,

Then add them to a circle (or create a new circle if you wish), ©2009

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These contacts have now been assigned to a circle,

Just repeat this process if you want to assign different contacts to different circles.

Email Evolved
Now for the fun part.. seeing how simple and streamlined emailing content has now become using Sharein. Once you have found some cool content, blog, videos, pictures, etc that you want to share with your friends.. just click on the <Share!> button that you setup earlier,

The Sharein dialog box will appear. Click on the Email tab and you will notice that the Title and Description are already populated, ©2009

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In the To field, you can either enter individual email addresses.. or you can start typing the name of a circle to email to a group of your friends, ©2009

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Enter a message then click <Post>,

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Done! Your email has been sent, ©2009

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Twitter and Facebook
It addition to email.. Sharein can share to Twitter and Facebook. All your discoveries can be automatically posted to your Twitter stream or Facebook wall.. all from the <Share!> bookmarklet. To integrate these, click on Account,

Then Applications, ©2009

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Custom URL
While you are in the Account section.. click on URL to customise your own URL.. click on <Save> when you are done,

Sharein is a great solution for sharing content with your friends in a quicker and more streamlined way than through normal email. ©2009

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The Social Media Guide
Using Social Media to guide and help you connect to Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube using new media

The Social Media Guide provides helpful advice and tips on connecting you to others, through the use of Social Media and Social Networks. The current explosion in Social Media technologies including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc has made it more easier than ever to connect with friends, groups and customers with similar interests from all around the world. The downside with these new technologies is that often people experience information overload and are either scared off or simply get too confused. The Social Media Guide acts as an authoritative guide on embracing and integrating these new technologies, by presenting clear and simple solutions to common social media problems. My aim is to help you connect. You will be able to connect with more people faster and extend your reach deeper into the social web.

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