Benifits of using "AddThis" over just direct integration with social bookmarking websites

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-18

I want to add social bookmarking fucntionality to our website and as I'm fairly novice I'd like a bit of starter advice.

I've looked at services like "AddThis" and I am just wondering if it is worth using a service like this or just integrate the links direct. Services like this offer thousands of social bookmarking services - most of which I just think are pointless, so I'd only be interested in about 4 services - such as google bookmarks, facebook, twitter.

So essentially I don't need all the rest of the social bookmarking sites addthis offers - so if I only need 4/5 services is it still worth using addthis? - What additional benifits are there to using addthis in my situation and are there any potential downsides?

What do you think should be my best option.

Question by:ChilliSauce
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    It's easy to manage and plug=in other services, plus your users may want more then just 4 to share with. I use it and it's very good.

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