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Which way is better to invite your facebook friends via an IOS/Android app?

I am building a social community via an IOS and Android app, both apps are using "Post to friend wall" to invite friends to use with a direct link for the landing page of the app to download it. ...
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Would adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles be a good idea?

I saw these designs by Fred Nerby. He proposed adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles. Is this good UI?
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What is the best way to show the Facebook “Like” widget?

I am working on an e-commerce aggregator site. I need to place a Facebook like widget. Now, I am not sure what is the best way to get the user to like the Facebook page. What would be the best way to ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of “minimal” design?

E.g. Google has minimal web design (just a search box). How do you define minimal design? How does this relate to minimalism in general? Is Facebook also minimalism at least from the beginning?
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Sharing Links on Facebook with Multi-Language Site?

We're trying to decide what the best course of action, and have two opposite opinions on this. We have a multi-language site (currently with English and German only). When a user shares a link to ...
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Why are most social media web forms on the right hand side of the page now?

I am doing research into social media sites, and one thing I have noticed is that most of the main players in the social media and communication world (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Google) ...
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Is it ok to make non-unlikable like button? [closed]

Is it OK with facebook policies to make a "like" button that will disappear for user when he use it? If not - is there some other button that can be placed in other site (not on facebook) that will ...
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What's the point in having a different register and log in section

While flowing out some registration / log in steps someone on my team pointed out that we're asking the same information from users in both of those steps - an e-mail address and a password, what's ...
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Is autocorrecting user login information a good idea?

I discovered last night that if you try to log in to facebook with an email address that is similar to one that has already logged on that computer, it will autocorrect your login information and try ...
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Should “Like us on Facebook” be a required field on a form?

I came across a Facebook app/tab for a brand that required that the person Like the brand before being able to submit the form. I'm used to normal "like-gates" in which a splash screen is shown saying ...
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Should users be allowed to enter a date outside an age restriction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I allow users to select a valid but disqualifying option? If you have an age restriction to use your web service should the users be able to input birthday ...
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Why don't Facebook and Google+ use face recognition tools for user profile pics?

Is there any reason they're not using a face recognition tools to see if someone has uploaded an avatar or a non-person picture like nature, building,etc? Will this rule limit users or frustrate them? ...
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Signing up for a site with a social network versus a form

I am designing a registration page for our site where we allow people to signup 3 different ways: Facebook, Twitter and also a manual signup form. We want to drive people to use Facebook and Twitter ...
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What is the UX strategy behind Facebook forcing users to use the timeline?

A few months back facebook took the unusual step of forcing most users to switch to the timeline view of their profile page. I am interested to work out what the strategy was behind this move. On ...
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Should a site have separate buttons for social media sharing and following?

Following: 'following' a business on Twitter or 'liking' a business on Facebook, or subscribing to their YouTube channel. Sharing: posting something on their wall/Twitter or their content on your ...
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What is the effect of a site that takes time to close?

Facebook, on my setup (OS X, Chrome) takes about a 1 second to close. I can imagine that there could be some stuff that has to be done, just before you close the browser, and that is taking up time/...
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Introducing a Facebook Login

Currently we have a site that uses basic site login using a username and password that is stored on the server. Our client wants to introduce Facebook login alongside the current site login. ...
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What icon can I use to represent Facebook share action for iOS? [closed]

I am now working on the interface for iPad app where one of the most frequently used feature is "Share to Facebook". I am wondering what would be the best way to represent this action. Most of the ...
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How to create a public UX process?

I want to make an experiment. I have a new project that I don't mind opening to the public. What I want to try is to use the public (e.g. Facebook) to go through a UX design process - from collecting ...
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Is there a reason to keep a Facebook 'Share' button?

For over a year now, the Like button enables you to add a comment, and it shares the story on Facebook with the thumbnail and all. Although the share dialog gives more options to the user - they are ...
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Instant Facebook 'Like' or link to Facebook page

I'm currently working on a youth brand project at work. We need a Facebook link on the webpage to link to the Facebook page. I believe that it should be a 'Like' button with a possible counter next ...
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Invite your Facebook friends in web app - Styled like Facebook or native web app style?

I am not sure how to decide (other than testing and doing the work twice), whether users when prompted to invite their Facebook friends, would be more comfortable with 'wall of faces' that is styled ...
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Facebook Like button too intruding? [closed]

Does anybody feel the Facebook Like button is too intruding in ones UI? Like it doesn't fit in, like it's some cheap plastic thing? Have anybody ever used JS or something to make any alternatives ...
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Best practices for Facebook Website Like vs Page Like

When you have a website, I feel like there are two choices of how to utilize Facebook's like button: I can have users like the website itself and then monitor it via the administration dashboard ...
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Is Facebook's Timeline layout usable? [closed]

I feel that the double-column is confusing, and the lack of a exhaustive time-sorted list of my actions somehow frustrating. I wonder if this is just a reaction to change and a smart idea or just bad ...
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Facebook Page or Group [closed]

Say I was hired by a store to put up Facebook account. Since I do not know who are the people that could be connected to the store, I put up a Facebook profile so I can add friends. This is against ...
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Most Common Screen Size used to play facebook games?

I am developing a facebook game. this game is written in php/Jquery/CSS. Up until recently, facebook games have been display in an iframe that was 720px wide. But recently, they gave the option to ...
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what do users respond best to when providing social bookmarking possibilities

I'm looking for what will get me most social media attention. I have a site that provides insurance information, so it would be used by most people, in the footer I'm going to place some social ...
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Why is everybody using Facebook, is it good marketing or good usability?

Why is everybody using Facebook? Is it good marketing or good usability? If it's usability, what specifically do they offer that is different from others? I was happily doing social networking on ...