Hi, I'm Mark Channon, executive product manager of what we call Personalisation and Social. We're a friendly bunch with a passion for all things err… personalised and social.

Over in sunny White City we have been working on a number of features to make BBC Online more personalised such as the ability to add favourites in BBC iPlayer Radio.

For the moment, I wanted to briefly let you know how we are making it easier to share news articles, recipes and blog posts to your social network of choice.

You will find our share box across most of the BBC already, whether on BBC iPlayer, News, Sport, Radio, Weather or Food.

As of today you can now use our share plugin for easy sharing to Google+ and LinkedIn which join our current line-up of Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon.

Users of Google+ and LInkedIn can now also benefit from easier sharing with just a couple of clicks.

You can read more about how we decide which services best fit our list on the BBC help pages.

Since you're still reading I'm guessing you may have an interest in what we plan to do in the future. If so, please give us some feedback in the comments section below.

What could we offer that would make it simpler and easier to share BBC content? A share button personalised so 'you get to choose' where to share? Simple sharing on all your devices? Be as creative as you like and let us know your thoughts.

Mark Channon is executive product manager for BBC Personalisation and Social.

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Mark Channon

    on 10 May 2013 16:42

    Thanks for the feedback Alex, the BBC is going through an API Management trial, and we are testing it as part of certain programmes, in particular, BBC Connected Studio. This allows companies or individuals to pitch ideas to the BBC and work with BBC teams and the content platform. Redux on the other hand would seem unlikely due to rights issues.

    Thanks Keith, currently we are reflecting the preferences of users in the UK, the largest social networks being Facebook and Twitter. More on this in our how does sharing work page. We are looking at how we might make this feature more personalised in the future, offering choice to the user.

  • Comment number 3. Posted by Keith

    on 10 May 2013 10:57

    Is there any reason the Facebook & Twitter icons additionally appear alongside the share button? With both appearing in the share drop-down list I wouldn't have thought it would be necessary to promote them further.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by mnatives

    on 10 May 2013 05:04

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Alex

    on 10 May 2013 01:21

    It'd be great if the BBC had more data endpoints so we could access (and share) BBC content programatically - we can access schedules and some limited programme information through JSON, RDF, XML endpoints on /programmes. There are also a number of feeds across places like /iplayer, /weather and /news.

    It'd be great to get more structured data out of BBC, for example entities that are identified in news articles (as discussed in http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/BBC-News-Lab).

    Will we ever get access to Redux too?

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