One way members and guests alike can help spread the word about the site is by promoting it on social networks. If you share links or let your friends know about your interest in TGL, it helps raise our profile and introduce new people.
We currently have two social networking homes. You can:
On Facebook, telling your friends about TGL is easy. We often post links to site content on the fan page; if you add a comment or click on "like", your friends will be notified and may check us out or follow the link. You can also invite your friends to become fans or post your own links and comments on the fan page.
If you have a Twitter account, you can follow @galileanlibrary and retweet our content, adding your own #tags. This is an easy way to promote TGL and only takes seconds, especially since the content is automatically fed to Twitter. You can also point people to the site if you notice conversations on Twitter that relate to discussions here. As with Facebook, the more people are following or interested in TGL, the quicker and further we grow.
Social bookmarking sites are another option. You can share blog entries via the likes of Delicious, Digg and Google; soon this will be possible for forum topics as well. If you use these services then you will know that you can share your bookmarks with friends; the more people bookmark a TGL page, the higher its profile within the service. Sharing blog posts on Technorati is especially helpful.
If any of this makes sense to you then please help us promote TGL and let others know about it.