PRWeb (http://www.prweb.com), the leading online news distribution service, today announced that it has added the ShareThis Widget to enable its customers to share their news with popular social networks. The new functionality is the latest addition to the broad array of social media functionality currently available within PRWeb and will help customers leverage the latest social messaging technology to reach to an even broader audience.
"Already recognized by Technorati as the newswire covered the most in the blogosphere, ShareThis will further enhance the online visibility of PRWeb releases as news is shared in more places than ever before," said Jiyan Wei, director of product management for PRWeb. "Through ShareThis, our customers will be able to leverage the growing popularity and importance of social media platforms to drive traffic, stimulate viral activity and reach an even larger audience."
ShareThis is the sharing network that makes it simple and easy to share any online content. Through ShareThis, individuals are able to share content with a wide variety of social networks and email options, including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, MySpace and many others. To use the ShareThis functionality on PRWeb, customers and readers can simply click on the ShareThis button included every online news release and select the social media networks where they wish to share their news.
PRWeb is the pioneer in direct-to-consumer distribution, search engine optimized news releases and multimedia news. News releases are distributed through search engines, RSS feeds and directly to tens of thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail. Through partnerships with prominent news outlets like the Associated Press, Yahoo! News and AOL, PRWeb news releases are available to an online audience of more than 70 million unique visitors in the United States alone.