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Facebook LIKE vs SHARE button

This is maybe a question that has been asked a lot of times, but after searching I can't find the answer I'm looking for so I thought I'd ask :) I am setting up an eCommerce shop with different ...
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The best way to use Facebook Connect for sign-up/sign-in

I am designing the account system for a site and I need to decide how best to handle connection to Facebook vs. natively registered accounts. Some options I have considered: Make user sign up with ...
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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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Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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Why do Facebook and Instagram force you to play videos?

Multiple times when scrolling through my news feed or looking at new things on instagram, I come across a video from friends, when I scroll past this it immediately starts to play. Normally I really ...
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Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?

I'm designing a social-login screen which allows, among other things, to signup/login with facebook. I'm wondering if there's any (anecdotal) evidence if requiring a user's email-address from ...
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Best way to capture users facebook & twitter usernames?

When capturing a users details, where the goal is to record their twitter handle (@username) and Facebook URL (/username121) what would be the best way to do this? At first I thought using a simple ...
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Sending an invite to iOS application without request dialog [closed]

I'm quite not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but it might be. I've installed an iOS application because friend of mine recommended it. That app is called "Meow". After installation I ...
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Showing facebook profile picture to show logged in user

Let's say you login on a web shop using a facebook connect button. Do you think it is good practice for the site to retrieve your profile pic and display it just by your login name? I wonder if it ...
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Why does the Facebook registration page require you to retype the email and NOT the password?

Why does Facebook require you to retype your address when you register? you already have feedback, so there is no possibility of mistake you can just copy-paste the address they don’t check it ...
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Facebook Share Button equal to Twitter Tweet Button [closed]

I made a working Twitter "Tweet" button through: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons#tweet (which indeed does appear on my site on localhost) and really need a Facebook "Share" button that ...
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Is it OK to create a user account on website for user while he presses the 'Login with Facebook' button to view a website?

After user has granted permissions to an app to fetch certain data from Facebook, while he does a 'Login with Facebook', is it OK for me to create an account for him on my app using his data fetched ...
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Vertical scroll down navigation for Facebook app?

I am designing a web app that must live both as a Facebook app and on a external website. The website is designed as vertical scroll-down website with 3 sections. How do I translate this kind of ...
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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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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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Faster Image loading like facebook? [closed]

I noticed that, images on facebook loads probably in a little different way(besides resizing/cdn), like load part by part of the images and aggregate them into final image. Is my assumption correct? ...
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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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Limiting registration to be only by Facebook, is it a good idea?

I'm building a web application which is available as a stand-alone website as well as a Facebook App, the target audience are mostly Facebook users. However, I'm confused about the registration ...
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Native users sharing/posting on third party sites workflow

Initially my application had just the native log in form, but I recently added a Facebook log-in as well as sharing/invitation ability for those authenticated via Facebook. I would like to add other ...
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Putting content in white boxes on grey backgrounds

Why do sites like Google+ and the new upcoming Facebook news feed put their content in white boxes on grey backgrounds? Are there any benefits to this compared to say an all white background like ...
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What do you call a web layout style where a single scrollbar moves all content until each one hits bottom?

This style is being used more and more, but cannot figure out a proper term to call it. Constraints: Universal scrollbar, user can scroll from any mouse location in the viewport with the same effect. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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My team has to build an app that requires a Facebook auth to enter a sweepstakes. At what stage should the authorization happen?

Would it be better to require this authorization when the user first lands, or let them play the app first and only prompt them once they try to enter the sweepstakes?
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Managing Facebook comments with unregistered users

I have a website at Flickwit. The website has the option to login by email registration or Facebook Connect. The issue that I have is that if users are already logged into Facebook in a previous ...
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Graph Search changes: why did Facebook do this? [closed]

Recently I noticed a little change in the Graph Search UI. It went from this (plain): to this (more pronounced search field): Even though it had the same text "Type to search for people, places ...
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showing buttons on hover?

Lately I have noticed that a lot of websites are displaying a delete "X" when you hover over that specific panel. I have been thinking whether or not this was very usable for the user because there is ...
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How much would Facebook-only signin limit my user base? [duplicate]

On my website, I currently have a general register and login with a Facebook login as an option. The problem I have noticed is that I have more spammy users creating fake usernames and uploading ...
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Character stats page design for Facebook game

I need some expert advice redesigning the layout of my Facebook game. Below is a screenshot of my home page as it stands now. Styling of margins and some font stuff isn't done which is why some things ...
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Should actions that leave your app require confirmation?

Our app has a 'Facebook' button that opens another user's facebook profile. Based on the assumptions that: most people who network also have higher facebook privacy settings, and also people who use ...
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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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Facebook user and friends user display patterns for Windows 8 Metro App

I'm developing a win 8 metro app (html) with facebook integration. At windows 8, i cannot use the facebook social plugin to show user informations... So i need to construct my HTML and css to show ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...