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Provide a regular register method In a comment to your question I said that I wouldn't use your app if the only way to register is via social networks. The reasons vary from person to person and to not make this answer go off-topic too much I'll give you just a quick outline about some issues: Simple but relevant: I don't use the famous networks I don't ...


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Facebook have follow feature if the user have set her account to allow followers. Followers only see posts that the followed user posts publicly. The main difference is that both parties have acknowledge that there is a friend relationship. One sends a friend request – the other accept (or decline) the request. But to follow someone – there is only one party ...


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The methods of registration you provide define your addressable market of users. Whichever option you provide your users, you are hoping for two things: They actually have that sign in method. They trust you with having access to the method they choose. Do they have the sign in method? Think about your market of users and if they'll have these methods. ...


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It sounds like you're on the right track with positive reinforcement, though, it is really hard to encourage people to be pioneers with zero content, zero activity and an unknown wait time. In your specific situation I would suggest giving more options to the user... Here's a little demo of a more generic example Users could click on an empty heart to ...


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Only using these big social media authentication accounts to sign into your website aimed at students/young people will work fine. However lets think about the users who dont have a gmail twitter or facebook. You should put a section in there for them. Dont have a twitter/gmail/hotmail? sign up for one here. Suggest them to sign up for one that takes the ...


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(In social media and the internet) For facebook: Follow is a subset of Friend. When you add someone as a Friend, you automatically follow that person, and they automatically follow you (under the assumption the friend request was accepted). Most social websites, offer a service titled Follow. This means exactly what it says—you will subscribe to updates ...


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Gestalt principles are not mutually exclusive categories. A good set of share buttons has proximity, similarity, and perhaps enclosure. But often you see differently styled buttons together, with little similarity. The top row is VERY consistent, but sacrifices some of the brand identity. The bottom row is already showing differnt { shapes, font styles, ...


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In one line, The user must see the most important content first, hence remove the need for scrolling for them. Which means: When a user is viewing messages/ news or any items which may be dependent upon time, the newest things must be seen first. But if the same list of messages contains information about tasks to be completed within given time, ...


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Depending on your audience, but if you're trying to make users more active and not irritate them... make them laugh. I love Spaceballs The Movie. This is how you say it:


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The best way to show the message is in a simple, informal way with words that speak to the domain, rather than the technology or medium. For instance, if this message is in response to a user searching posts for a specific subject, the message could be something like this: There aren't any conversations on this topic. If you wanted to get cute, you ...


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The number of social share buttons that has the highest conversion rate depends on a number of factors, and so no single number answer can reasonably be given. The general rule from my own experience is that it's best to keep it down to as few as possible. Often even just having a single option outperforms 3 or 5 options, but it depends on your site and ...


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The bad news: In almost all businesses UX doesn't ultimately control the customer experience (the entire business does), and a huge part of our work is finding ways to create good user experience while also satisfying "internal customers" (management, marketing, etc). In that sense, the "User" in UX includes both your internal and external customers. ...


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Use a human-readable link in anything intended for print. The case sensitivity is only one part of the problem with the short URL. Besides this, it also looks like gibberish, making it hard to remember and enter. There are various ways of generating a human-readable link (presumably you found one already in the Facebook setting). Some URL shorteners ...


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Ordering by popularity seems to be a good option. Social login data for different quarters of 2014 from well-known social login providers such as Gigya, Janrain and LoginRadius show that the majority of users use Facebook and Google when compare with Twitter, hence if ordered by popularity, it would be Facebook, Google then Twitter. Of course, this can ...


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I'm coming from a web developer perspective, so I am a bit biased, but here's my two cents: Local domains are great, but hard to remember, if you're going to be using different countries, I would go with website.com/ca/mcdonalds. This actually makes it easier for other websites to integrate as well, as it is a simple RESTful interface. The /ca/ designates a ...


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If you value social authentication more than the regular approach, it's better to have social log in logos as CTAs (buttons instead of only logos; e.g. Airbnb), and at the top. Also, studies has shown that labels for input fields perform the best at the top of its respective field. I'd prefer having placeholders to save space. I would also suggest you to ...


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This would most likely add much more confusion than any benefit it would add, as the current standard for social networks is that there is 1 profile picture for each user that is used everywhere. However, if you would like to give more views of the user, then you could adopt a system similar to what Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ do where the user has a ...


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Simply put, a regular sign up won't hurt — especially for users that'd prefer to leave their social network details out of it. Sometimes when I'm trying something new, I prefer a regular signup.


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It depends a lot on what type of content it is, and what type of user/reader you are showing the content to. Twitter (good for general sharing, especially if a "hot topic" of the moment (e.g. "Las Vegas hit by mega blizzard - over 7 feet of snow!")) Facebook (good for general sharing of anything that isn't highly tech relateed (e.g. "Intel's new nano flux ...


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Perhaps the most notable example of a feed where the newest items are at the bottom is forums. Although not a "feed" in the very strictest sense of the word, forums wouldn't work any other way. In my experience, whenever context demands that you have read the older stuff first (like forums), then the new content is always at the bottom. On the other hand, ...


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These are called Actions to that particular post/card/list-item. The actions will differ from application to application but the basic philosophy is to make it easier and granular for the user to perform the action for a particular element such as a Facebook Status. They are specifically used to perform an important action. As a design principle, the ...


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A very comprehensive answer is called for, and delivered by DAO1. I would like to add the simple answer, which in fact is the driving principal. User interfaces should be driven by purpose. Consider the purpose of the user and stack the architecture in terms of priorities. Simplify by erradicating all non-essential elements. There is a time to read, a ...


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I'll try to answer the more specific points at the end: effects of traffic leaks Well, any link would 'leak traffic'. So for this to be good/bad, it has to be determined if it's really a bad thing to begin with. For instance, a link to twitter. The bad side of that coin is that they link to twitter and are no longer on your site. The good side of that ...


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It's worth remembering that while every design/dev decision impacts the user experience, not every decision can be rationalized from a UX perspective. There's no easily-findable explanation by the creators of Instagram of why there's no zooming. Constraints and the Creative Process This is speculation, but it's based in logic. Instagram is a tool that ...


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Well, as a matter of fact, if well done, it's a quite good idea. For starters, you should NEVER use a random picture. Instead, let the user create an album of rotating profile pictures to avoid showing unwanted pictures. With this, you can use some nice tricks to give your site a knack. For example, create a profile picture competition where your users can ...


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If you have the expertise or infrastructure to do so you should also offer your own registration (i.e. if it doesn't add too much expense to your project). Social media single sign on is a great low friction method for users who are already signed up to the various providers and don't mind using this method, but you probably don't want to force potential ...


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I have not tested this. But, design logic would say yes, inline links should work better on average. Many twitter links have been shortened so it's difficult to tell what the contents of the link are. This creates hesitation for the user because she has to figure out whether to click the link. Users will typically try to figure out what the link ...


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The vertical spacing between rows is small enough to make the whole thing blur together as "one thing" when first looking at it - it's only after some examination that I realize that there's three major options at the top level that I need to choose from. Furthermore, the wide horizontal spacing between LinkedIn and Yahoo makes it seem like "Google LinkedIn" ...


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I have surprisingly noticed the following behavior with my social logins. You may or may not use this to your advantage if you have multiple logins on your website which users need to select from. If I happen to be on a Fun website which is about connecting with people/ friends/ family/ etc, I generally would sign in with Facebook. If it's something ...


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Also another thing to keep in mind is that some companies want to attain the Profile data from its users. They use this data for marketing practices and understanding target audiences. Data points like Name, DOB, Location etc. Each Social platform delivers a variety of different profile data to the platform owner. The main one being Facebook. Facebook ...



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