I like love this trend. Increasingly, GoC web sites are facilitating link sharing via the social web. Recognition that today’s web is participatory!
Here’s three examples.
Public Health Agency of Canada
This is the one one of the three examples here to place it’s sharing tool at the top rather than the bottom of the page.
Department of Finance Canada
Finance has implemented the AddThis share button, and placed it at the bottom of each page on their site. You have to squint a bit to see it – it’s very unobtrusive. This one is interesting because it’s a third party widget service. No reinventing the wheel here!
And for those of you wondering – there is a French version that reads Partager.
Library and Archives Canada
LAC has implemented a “social tagging” bar at the bottom of pages across their site. This one’s the most limited – it only provides options for sharing on Delicious, Digg, Diigo, Facebook and Technorati (no Twitter?). This is implemented straight in the XHTML code, presumably as part of the website’s page templates. Points for simplicity!