I have seen quite a few people using this plugin on their blog so I decided to check it out for myself. If you notice at the bottom of every post is a little Tell a Friend button. If you hover over it, it will bring up a box where users can tell a friend about that post via IM, E-Mail, or a Social network. What’s great about this plugin is that it allows users to do this without leaving your site to do it.
Tell a Friend was launched by Social Twist and is free to download and install. Now you don’t need to sign up to Social Twist to download the widget but if you do signup to Social Twist you are able to customize the widget and have access to usage statistics. I went ahead and signed up for an account. Once you download the plugin, just upload it to your wordpress plugins folder and active it and you a good to go. It can’t get much easier than that. The plugin can also be used on other platforms like TypePad, Blogger and Textpattern. It will be interesting to see if anyone uses the widget on the page, check it out for yourself.
Here is a video that shows how Tell a Friend can be useful to the visitors to your site.