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Author Topic: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?  (Read 4018 times)

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So i'm revamping the "share" link which you will find at the bottom of DonationCoder.com pages.

I'm not at all sure we will stick with this addtoany.com helper tool, BUT for now, i'd appreciate some help prioritizing which services you people use so they can be featured at the top of the list.

  • If you are a social network users, you can help by going to: http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/
  • Then click "More Options" and then "Prioritize Services"
  • And then click to choose your 10 favorite (or best) services to add them to the list.
  • Then when you are done click "get button code" and paste it here.

None of the other options matter, just the list of site priorities that it shows in the button code like:
a2a_config.prioritize = ["facebook", "stumbleupon", "twitter", "evernote", "email", "google_bookmarks"];

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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 09:13:08 PM »
Facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, delicious

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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 10:04:15 AM »
a2a_config.prioritize = ["evernote", "instapaper", "twitter", "facebook", "amazon_wish_list", "posterous", "stumbleupon"];

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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 02:57:24 PM »
a2a_config.prioritize = ["facebook", "twitter", "wordpress", "friendfeed"];


I don't use many. But it's good the way you have it with only a few available at first glance, then more available beneath.

My main method is to browse news on my mobile, then post to Facebook and/or tweet. When on my desktop, I usually copy URLs then go to Facebook. If I'm tweeting, I'll use this.

What would work best for me is something like this:

DC-social-buttons.png

Just saying.

What wouldn't work here is something like I use at Cynic.me:

Screenshot - 2011-01-31 , 7_55_51 AM.png

That's too clunky for here.

The current thing seems pretty good, though eliminating a click would be better.
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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 05:02:37 PM »
I also agree with Renegade (although I'm not sure he meant this on purpose): I'd like to see a small button per post, allowing the share in facebook and twitter.
What about the "I like this" button? I haven't been to DC in a while, and now coming back I've missed this button in at least 3 or 4 posts this week.

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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 05:16:32 PM »
With the customization simply being a question of modifying an array why not add a field in the user profile (in the way self-assigned badges are)? Then members could customize their sharing options themselves.

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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 05:20:46 PM »
I also agree with Renegade (although I'm not sure he meant this on purpose): I'd like to see a small button per post, allowing the share in facebook and twitter.
What about the "I like this" button? I haven't been to DC in a while, and now coming back I've missed this button in at least 3 or 4 posts this week.

That's exactly what I meant. :)

Some of the threads are simply long, and if you want to point out a specific post in there, you don't want to force people to read the whole thread to find it.

I thought about mocking up the screenshot with a Like button, but I usually want to post something with it instead of just "Like" it. Ideally, both would be best, but that's a lot to put in. For speed and cleanness, I'd think that Facebook and Twitter are the 2 biggest, and that's enough.


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With the customization simply being a question of modifying an array why not add a field in the user profile (in the way self-assigned badges are)? Then members could customize their sharing options themselves.

I think that's a great idea!
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Re: Which social share sites should be featured in the "Share" button?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 10:59:47 AM »
I removed AddToAny, and replaced it with another middleman, SmartAddon, based on this nice roundup:
http://www.raymond.c...formance-comparison/

HOWEVER, I dislike using these middleman tools.  We need to replace them with local html code that handles this stuff without having to fetch content from a 3rd party middleman.  Anyone want to try whipping up some html/js?