MAKE Magazine informs us about this neat time line generator from Dipity. It generates a nice visual of the stories TreeHugger readers have shared on the social media site, Digg. View the TreeHugger on Digg timeline.
You may have noticed the different buttons at the top of all posts here on TreeHugger (the ones below the authors name). These link you to different social media sites, which allow you to share stories you like or find important with your friends, thus giving them broader exposure, informing more people and helping the cause, at large.If you're new to Digg or social-media, in general, Max Gladwell has a nice post on 10 ways social-media can help change the world. But with regards to Digg, getting started is very simple.
How to Use Digg to Promote Cool and Important Stories
The site is composed of user-submitted content, meaning all of the stories you see there were submitted by users of the site rather than paid editors. When you see a story somewhere online that you think their friends or the members of the Digg community will like, you can submit the story, which will mean other members will be able to see it. If they like it, they will then vote the story up (aka digg) or down (aka bury). Some users will comment on the story and others will use the tools of the site to share with friends. Popular stories that get a high number of votes within 24 hours of being submitted will go to front page, which gives them more attention and perhaps even more votes. All of this helps send traffic to the source of the story, which helps support the sites.
If you're interested in trying it out, just set up a free account and start voting!