NWS Now Offering Bookmarking Services
The National Weather Service has recently introduced buttons providing shared bookmarking on its Point and Click forecast pages. The shared bookmarking service is provided by ADDTHIS, which recently signed a government terms of service agreement with the Department of Commerce. NWS Point and Click forecast pages can be displayed by clicking on the area map on the entry web page of each NWS forecast office:
The added button at top of the Point and Click forecast page will allow a user to easily include a link to the Point and Click forecast page in any of the social media outlets serviced by ADDTHIS.
Like the new Storm Reporting via Twitter, the NWS is always exploring ways to make its information available using available social media services. These services will enable NWS to reach an audience of users not currently aware of NWS forecast products and services. Use of the ADDTHIS shared bookmarking service is a simple way for current users to share information available on the NWS websites with other potentially interested members of the public by providing them with links to our existing webpages. Bookmark buttons may be added to additional NWS webpages in the future, such as our Multimedia Briefing.