Resharing is caring. Today's example comes from the WordPress.com team, as they've just added a Like and Reblog feature to the popular publishing platform. As you might've guessed, these new perks look and behave like those within Facebook.
In order to utilize the new features you'll need to have a WordPress.com account. Once logged it, you'll notice the new Like option in the admin bar at the top of the page. Click it while viewing a post you enjoy and, much like Facebook, the Like button will become You like this. Once liked, a couple of new options will appear within a drop down menu:
View all posts I like: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Click it if you want to take a stroll down memory lane and review all the posts you've ever Liked through WordPress.com.
WordPress.com Posts I like view
Reblog this post: If the level of like you feel for the post goes beyond the Like button, you can share it with your audience by clicking Reblog this post. Doing so will take you to the new QuickPress tab on the WordPress.com home page, where, (again) like Facebook, the item to be re-shared will present itself by way of a snippet of text and any images it contains:
WordPress.com QuickPress reblog option
From here you can add your own comments to the post, and then select which blog you’d like to post it to (if you have more than one).
WordPress.com's new features bring the platform up to par with dead-simple blogging tools like Tumblr and Posterous, and is is hot on the heels of Google Buzz's Resharing feature.
Whether or not these changes will convince bloggers that WordPress.com can be as simple as its competition remains to be seen, but the features certainly fit in with current standards.
The features are live as of now, so unless you need any more information, check it out and let us know what you think.