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designing features of social media sites or features integrating with social media sites

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What is the best way to show a user that a social media account is linked?

I am working on a profile page where user can link their social media account (Twitter, Facebook. etc.) But what is the best way to show a user that his account is linked? Like a checkmark or ...
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Are there any mental hacks or good approximations to tackle non-linear thinking for strategic product planning?

Are there any mental hacks or good approximations to tackle non-linear thinking as humans so we can easier embrace the myriad technological possibilities we face in present and future planning? To be ...
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What should be the flow if user used social log-in at first then tried to login via email after?

Let's say the user signs-up via Facebook. However, some time passed and the user forgot that they signed-in via Facebook and tried to log-in using their email. Usually, for other apps, the login just ...
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Comment vs Reply in a social feed

In a social feed, what is the best term to be used against the posts ? Should it be "Reply" or "Comment" For example in Facebook, it says "Comment", however in Yammer it says "Reply". What should be ...
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If your app requires an email address to register, but you also allow registration via FB, what if FB doesn't return an email?

Our registered users must provide an email address. However, if they register via FB, sometimes that does not return an email address. So the question is, what is the best method to collect that email ...
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Where can I find a list of categories of social media content users post?

I'm planning on creating a general-purpose social media app where people tag their posts with one or more pre-defined content categories. However, I'm not sure as to how a category list should be ...
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Where to land after the onboarding process?

I'm developing a social media app and I'm currently mapping out the onboarding process. My onboarding process won't include fulfilling profile information, adding profile pictures, etc. in order to ...
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Share buttons on mobile app

I have an app (iOS and Android) that lists discounts (for restaurants and food in general). I would like to implement the share option for every discount, so the user can tell other people about it. ...
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Which increases social sharing, platforms with direct comments or public comments?

Keeping in mind that comments on social content are a form of social reward and proof in the form of acknowledgment, is there any research or ideas regarding the effect of direct comments vs public ...
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Can comments decrease content creation in fear of not receiving enough social feedback or acknowledgment?

It's been written that one of the reasons for Snapchat's success is the fact that they did not implement likes regarding photos. Some reasonably theories that likes inhibit the frequency of content ...
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Should notifications be deleted if the action that created them is reversed?

I'm building a web application which allows a user (the first user) to follow another user (the second user.) That second user is sent a notification when they are followed by the first user. If that ...
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Why does LinkedIn switch to an unspecific number after 500+ connections?

LinkedIn displays the number of connections a user has very prominently on their profile, in the top card on the page. However, once a user has over 500 connections, it switches from a specific ...
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Position/Style for Social media Share button

I have been working on a project which allows users to read stories. My motive is to keep reading less distracting , So user can focus on reading more. I am confused about location of share buttons ...
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How to handle a UX issue that cannot currently be fixed (deleting Facebook posts on a 3rd party site)?

I'm building a small app that scans social media for posts that meet a certain criterion and helps the user delete those posts. Sadly, Facebook does not allow us to directly delete posts using the ...
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How to order user list?

If you observe the follower or following list in twitter; it is not ordered alphabetically. Similarly if you see the list of users who have liked a post in facebook, it is also not ordered ...
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Should social media be embedded on a website on mobile?

I'm in the process of making a website with an Instagram feed. This is essentially a landing page for a company that sells a service (not ecommerce). I use a script that detects a the browsers user ...
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Delayed Concurrency on Social Media sites?

So I recently saw a post on a certain method used by social media sites, but I can't remember what it's called (the title above is what I thought it was called, but now I can't find the post or the ...
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social sharing ui/ux on mobile. actionable text + icons or icons only [duplicate]

We trying to implement decent social sharing module for our app and have 2 question, which are pretty much related: Is it important to have visible text which directly say to user what to do, like ...
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Why Instagram doesn't allow hyperlinks? [closed]

I always wonder why Instagram does not have hyperlinks either in description or comments. It is one of the features that helps users to navigate to the original page of the image posted where the user ...
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Standardization of emoji usage

Not being a big user of social media, I was nevertheless fascinated by the uptake of emoji and its various forms (same with emoticons when it first caught on). I am wondering whether there has been ...
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A new type of 'social proof' for websites based on subsequent user actions/activities

BACKGROUND (feel free to skip): Back in the beginning of the internet site counters were popular for administrators to provide an indication of the number of people that visit the website (there were ...
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Designing a website that encourages an increase in social media Likes/Followers [closed]

One of our goals is to increase our social media audience (likes/followers). Throughout our website we have some Facebook functionality (primarily for sharing content), but we don’t have anything to ...
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Only providing social logins [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project where the user is required to register, and we are considering only providing social logins, and not providing a site only registration. The reason behind this is ...
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Order of login and registration methods: should the social media login and registration be above or below?

In a login page, should the "log in using x social media" precede the local site log in prompt, or the other way around, as shown in the image below? I'd like to ask the same about the registration. ...
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Why did (ecommerce) registration rate go down at checkout when we tested social login buttons?

I work for a small ecommerce site and a bit ago we tested social login buttons for account creation. The way our site usually is setup is after checkout if you're not logged in, we mention you can ...
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How to evaluate alternative ways people find content in a social/mobile driven news environment

It will be quite straight froward to evaluate desktop users' behaviour by using card sorting session. Shall I stick with card sort?
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Is 'reaction' the accepted term to encapsulate user response to social media posts

Since it was introduced by facebook I guess it will probably become mainstream and be accepted before long, but I am wondering if there was a term previously used for these types of elements on social ...
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How useful are scripted twitter/facebook “ready to share text” functionality?

When LA Times launched their new site, they introduced "sharelines": precooked text ready for twitter or facebook. This feature has been removed. I assume it was not well-received or just not being ...
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Denote case sensitivity on printed media

I made some business cards for my wife for her balloon twisting side business. Nothing too professional as is it just something she likes to do on weekends. She has a Facebook page that she just ...
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Naming of links line in social media

In many social media applications there are lines of links or buttons, such as favorite, share, like etc. Sometimes there have additional information such as the number of times an action has been ...
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What are some unique ways to say “no data available”?

What is a good message to put for "No data available"?, Currently I include something as below. Is it good? to be specific the posts are in timeline format. I Include Sad Face on top of the view: Is ...
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On feeds, should newer items be at the bottom or the top?

I make feeds for a living and unless I'm mixed-up, on all the feeds I can think of, from Whassapp down, of course new items appear at the top of the page, the top of the list. (I.E., the old items ...
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Social Media links: is it worth the costs? [closed]

This is something that we were thinking about and couldn't really find a solution yet, so appealing to the smart people here. The context we all know that social media is good, we believe that, we ...
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User relationship: friends vs followers

Facebook has the concept of friends, whereas twitter has the concept of followers. Both define a relationship between users of the system. Is there a substantial difference between the two? What ...
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Social Media Icons close to one another — which gestalt principle? [closed]

Social Media Icons fall under which Gestalt Principle? There are 5 Gestalt's Principles: Similarity Proximity Continuation Closure Figure and Ground I am confused as to which Principle does the ...
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Examples/suggestions for empty activity feeds

I am working on a site where the central page shows activity from other users nearby. (similar to a facebook or twitter newsfeed) The problem is, as this is a new site, there are often going to be ...
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What number of social share buttons has highest share rate?

Does having only one sharing button lead to content being shared more? Many buttons makes harder choice for user and make some distraction. With one social button, the user might not be prefer this ...
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Instagram: Photo-viewing Experience

In its current version, Instagram does not allow users to view photos in full screen or zoom in on them. For an app/company completely based on viewing photos, this seemed odd to me, and I can't come ...
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multiple 'profile pics' per user?

In my social network, I would like to give each user an option to enter 1 Then throughout the site Whenever the user is shown, with (traditionally) their profile pic -- I would show one random pic of ...
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Is social register enough or should you always add regular register method?

I'm building a web application, primarily aimed at students and young people. I'm guessing everyone has at least one social account(Facebook/Twitter/Google etc.) Is it enough only to offer register/...
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What is the better way to place link in tweets for better UX for max. engagement?

The most common way of placing link in tweet is: Tweet Text followed by LINK like: The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic] http://t.co/qeJUFrY93H However, recently I have been ...
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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How does signing up / logging in with social media accounts alter user behaviour?

Assuming logging in with Facebook/Google etc. gives the social media company access to and ability to record all the interactions of the user on your website, how does this affect the behaviour of the ...
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Best practice for ordering social media login buttons?

Basically I have a login page, and it has log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google. What would be the best way to order them? I've often seen it be Facebook, Twitter, then Google, though I never ...
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Best practice for location based URL structure?

I have a website like Zomato. There are restaurants, and each restaurant has a page based on the country it's located in. One restaurant in the US can have the same name as another in Switzerland, but ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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Help me argue against marketing BS

Marketing want to put our facebook and twitter social feeds in footer in the of every page on our website. Would love some more ammo as to why that is a bad idea. Feels like I'm banging my head ...
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Is there a more effective way to convince users to sign up with their social media accounts?

The current design for a sign-up page of mine is split into 2 sections - Sign up using your social media account on the left and a sign-up form with 5 inputs on the right. We ran a quick user test and ...
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Floating vs Hovering share buttons for listicles?

I have a blog that focuses on listicles that's very image heavy (eg. 10 Cats That Looks Like Madonna). And I'm trying to make it as "share friendly" as possible. So far, I have had floating share ...
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Questions relevant to User Permissions / Feature Flags?

I'm currently working on a user permissions project for a SaaS product. It will be used to manage multiple users within our product and needs to obviously have some sort of hierarchal system to assign ...