#Web_Actions: Identifying A New Building Block For The Web - Tantek
In the past few years we’ve seen the rapid proliferation of buttons on web pages that allow the user to do something with the current page or site over on another site or application. You’ve all seen them: Blog this, Digg, Read later, Follow, Like, Share, Tweet, +1. There’s something more interesting going on here than mere social media self-promotion. We’re witnessing the emergence of a whole new building block for the web: web actions.