Social Tools are ready made applications provided by Content Glass based on Content Glass platform. Social tools capture various scenarios of State Oriented Sharing. Content Glass currently have the following social tools and more are planed or in development but not exposed yet in the website:
Content Glass Button
Content Glass Browser plugin
The browser plugin is similar to CG-Button however it provide the same functionality without Website owner need to install the button script. Instead users install the plugin on their browser and the plugin provide the same functionality, including the ability to detect custom libraries set for specific website by special meta tag. Using the plugin users can share widgets on top of websites and share the widgets with their friends.
this tool is a bookmarklet that when clicked it inject Content Glass within thecurrently running web page. The injected script creates CG-Button as if presented when using a button that was installed directly, or as when using the browser plugin.
Expert glass is on-demand network of virtual advisory or consulting where users that wants to be in the role of "expert" can set a special widget on the website. The special widget is provided (for example) by CG-Button, when permitted by website. When the widget is set on the website it is connected with background system that makes this widget a proxy for communicating with other visitors of website that may request some help or need some advisory or consulting. Expert Glass involve another widget named ExpertsToolbar that is dynamically rendered on a website by setting special div (like this: <div cgExpertsToolbar="true"></div>). While Experts-Toolbar let users select among active experts and send queries to the network of experts, the Experts Glass widget handle the interaction between users that include both offline and/or on-line interaction.
To summarize, social tools are State Oriented Sharing apps that can be extended. For example adding more widgets that can be used for collaboration by Expert-Glass on-line or offline session. Content Glass is planing to have more tools and/or extending current tools to different environments.