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We used social plugin for couple of our products for login. To answer your first question, the simple advantage is that the user need not enter his credentials every time he/she signs in to your app. Most of the times the user is already logged into FB / google etc and can use the same to sign into your app too. A large percentage of users turn away when ...


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"companies put in fake links all the time, it makes it look like there's more there." That's about the dumbest thing I've heard, no offense. Visitors aren't dumb and shouldn't be treated as such. Only one thing will happen when a visitor finds out that you are lying to them: they will simply leave and never come back. I suggest you do 1 of 2 things: ...


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lot of the prominent social websites do have options to close or memoralize an account if a person dies. To quote this article Facebook: To report someone as deceased, Facebook requires documentation, such as a copy of the deceased's death certificate. Upon request, Facebook will "memorialise" the user's page, allowing friends and family to post ...


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However it might be done, logging in and signing up are two different things. The sign up path is almost certainly more complex than the login path, regardless of whether social login or a more traditional login are used. These crucial differences are not negated just because the technology allows the process to be done in one click. For example, you may ...


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I had a friend login User testing! Awesome! and the immediate reaction was that I needed some sort of basic tour to explain how to get around. Great feedback, but it is telling you something different than what you are currently reading from it. What your user testing is telling you is that your navigation architecture is inappropriate for your ...


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Tania Lang on her article Content Sharing and Social Networking Buttons, concluded the following based on scant research data : Ensure share buttons are subtle and contextual. Don’t include them below your H1 page heading. Give your poor users a chance to read something before they decide to share it. Shoving all the buttons in their faces is ...


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That is a subject that has being discussed many times and the answer depends on your perspective. The most common consensus is to open anything that is not your website in a new tab or window. If you want to read about the reasons for that, or the opposite option, you can check the answer I wrote on the question When (if ever) should links be opened in a ...


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If plugin breaks (temporary outage, deprecation, whatever) it is your site whose reputation is damaged, not FB's Extra resources to load => slower site Prominence of other brands dilutes your own if you were to write a list of stack-ranked goals for each page of your site I doubt that "send people to our Twitter" would make the cut, yet I assume its ...


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I think that you can implement a solution like this: If the user wants to see the tweets you can load them on demand. You are providing the same content in mobile and computer, that is the point of responsive web design.


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I think you should allow your breadcrumbs to show only the hierarchical view of your site , not how you reached there, which is summarized in the browser's history (at least if you made your site bookmarkable). As usability consultant Jakob Nielsen says here: Offering users a Hansel-and-Gretel-style history trail is basically useless, because it simply ...


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If you create the shortened URL when you publish the article, and add it as the link to share, there would be no need to wait for a service to create it. Secondly, you don't have to shorten it each time it's shared, since it is shortened the first time the service is used. You could possibly run into trouble with the URL shorten service if your page is ...


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Aside from being very poor UX, storing the handles is almost completely useless There's no way to automagically gain access to the user's pages later on (luckily). If connection to social networks is a must, then using the network's own methods to connect is the only (viable) option. As this is a one-time action which your users might already be familiar ...


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The exact answer depends on your users (who are they and what services are the likely to be signed up for?) and your use case (you wouldn't want Facebook login on a business site, for example). If you want to research this, it is easy to find demographic information for social media sites. For example, take a look at this PewResearch report. Ultimately, ...


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You said in your question, some other people from certain departments will hate to see it go, because maintaining the social feed is a big part of their daily activities. That tells me this is politically charged so you will need to listen to their concerns while countering with your need for justification of everything that makes it to the home ...


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There are many reasons why you need to signup users. Perhaps one of the most important ones is to collect their data (name, email, etc). You can monetize these data later sending email offers, showing targeted content, enhancing their user experience etc. If you use a social login (Facebook, Google+) you have multiple additional benefits, for instance: ...


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Generally speaking it is best to get it by having the user type it in themselves. By connecting / linking your profile, you may end up with lower conversion ratings since the user may not want to give their personal information to an app. What you can do however if users do not know their username on Facebook, you can redirect them to ...


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When considering user permissions I think there's a few general questions to ask that could apply to any project: ROLES & PERMISSIONS - will users have different roles, with unique permissions, that allow them to perform specific tasks within the system? For example, Super Admin, Editor, Writer, Moderator GROUPS - will users be grouped so that you can ...


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Let's tackle this from two sides: 1: On the perspective of Design: It provides options to the registering user. By having social plugins used for form completion and account registration, the user can expedite the process and the site can drive more turnovers/accounts by doing so. Its an easy solution to a common problem: Driving Usability. 2: On the ...


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You aren't missing anything here. It's just a pure play of behavioural understanding of users. SO thinks that people who come to their platform are Regular(and Experienced) Internet users and hence they ought to be familiar with the concepts and differences of SIGNUP and LOGIN. SO must have been thinking that if they skipped/hid SIGN UP SOCIAL labels, ...


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You could implement both. I think the main thing to remember is not to force it unto the user, that will only create a bad experience. You could make a "Like us? Review us!" section on your page, but make sure your call2action draws more attention. You can also make it on your confirmation page with the same train of thought. You can send a request for a ...


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based on your comment : Its a web page where users will post questions during a conference session. Then each participant votes up / likes the questions. In the end the speaker can know what are the questions that are mostly liked / voted up. Then during the Q&A the speakers answers the highly liked or voted questions. Similar to Stack ...


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I don't see how "Me Too" makes any sense. I think "Like" or an up arrow, or a thumbs-up button are the best ways to go. People are familar with the concept of a "Like", not so much with "Me Too".


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The difference is that this kind of feedback doesn’t include a reputation system built on numeric points. There is no user profile dashboard counting number of “me too” or getting badges for five “me too” clicks. This is (as I understand it) just a way to recognize the post as helpful without having to add a comment. It is very similar to the Facebook like ...


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You don't need to share via apps only. Mentioned social networks above all have APIs for mobile web as well. If you implement it correct, this is the flow: User click Share and selects social network If social network app is available - open new post page Else open new post page on mobile website of social network To be prompted on downloading from App ...


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A social timeline plugin such as the jQuery social timeline plugin at first seems cute - it's transitions are slick and it might initially seem like a nice easy way to amalgamate disparate information. However, therein lies the problem: that disparate information is distributed for a reason. Each social media network enters the market with a new and ...


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You can use it when the events on the timeline are relevant to the website. I can see how the timeline of a companies (or whatever) page can be used as a sort of news list. Facebook is an awesome medium where people easily comment on a post or like something. It can show your popularity and how active you are. This can build trust. For example: You want to ...


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Well, it is dependent on how you are using the data, but one approach that seems to have gained some popularity recently is to use "People You Know" and "People You May Know" for friends and "friends of friends", respectively. If you are comfortable with not having (and able to not have, within your design) a label for people with no implicit tie to the ...


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"no new leads are being created because of the social plugins on the front page" "I'm in search of negative influences these social plugins might have on... conversion rate" As this topic is potentially politically charged and you are dealing with a larger company (presumably with a marketing team) your argument should include numbers. What ...


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We're still in the early days of responsive design, and I agree with you that hiding elements on different devices is a bad idea. It's kind of implementing cross-channel when you really should implement multi-channel where all options are available. Some services, such as StackExchange sites, hides elements on mobile devices. The workaround has been to link ...



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