Button Crazy and Web Actions

Interesting concept “Web Actions”:

It’s taken me awhile to get my head around what a web action really is and which alternatives are just collections of buttons and links. As we are using the term now, web actions are actions your visitors take on your site or application to another site or application. Having an account and an authentication level are implied aspects because your visitor has to log in to the second site or application in order for a share, save, or send to take place. Web actions mean that the visitor stays on your site while completing the action, rather than opening up a new page on another site or launching an application.

via Button Crazy and Web Actions.