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Most users will recognize the logo mark for the social media platforms they use, so additional explanatory text for each icon would be overkill. If you do feel like users might need some additional context, you could use tooltips to display extra text on mouse hover. The current placement of your social icons seems random. It looks like you placed them in ...


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It is perhaps not necessary to write out the label Facebook or Twitter next to the icon as Chris stated in his previous answer. But, please explain why I should follow you on Facebook. Is it for getting great discounts? Is it because you post new outfits that I can use for inspiration? Is it because I no longer need to go to your web site for updates? If ...


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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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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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"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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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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Twitter is still a delivered medium like sms or email. It makes no sense to offer an edit option because people will have already received the original tweet. UI has to follow the fundamental nature of the system. Even the delete option is only offered on the basis that it is fallible and clients might not respect it.


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Well, I'll be completely honest. I definitely agree with Chris on the navigation, but let's think about this for a second. I think the big question here falls back to, "Who is the audience?" If the audience is a consumer and they're purchasing something from you ( also depending on what that something is ), will really depend on where you place those ...


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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 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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On-site social media modules can help retailers drive sales conversion and increase revenues. Here are a a couple of examples: 1) Plum District is getting 35% sales conversion rate using social media on their site (link) 2) Carol's Daughter is getting 8% revenue uplift using social media on their site (link)


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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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Notify users about the way to interact with us about our product. But only those that would actually care. If you are looking to focus a "Twitter user's" attention to a company, or product, web page then the "Twitter bird" alone should be sufficient. I believe that someone would be hard pressed to argue that the Twitter bird is not synonymous with the ...


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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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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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@jamie Please consider rephrasing your question. That may help you getting more useful answer. As far as i am getting your question, i would answer that NO, that is not considered as bad practice as long as that empty field is only shown up in "User-profile-editing" page. Many sites use that. for example, take 500px.com's that page: but, however, don't ...


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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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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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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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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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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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