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

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What's best for a Social Network app first open? Registration needed to view to content or not?

It is optimal to not force the user to create an account on an E-commerce website/application since the objective is to increase the purchases, as noted here. What about a Social Network application? ...
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How to populate user generated content for app when launching

I'm building an app that allows users to generate photo/video content and display it to their followers. Media will have maximum of 24 hours visibility, after that, it will get deleted from server. ...
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'View previous replies' on Instagram and LinkedIn... but why?

Instagram and LinkedIn both show the most recent replies to comments first, and then you have to click to 'view previous replies', effectively working your way backwards towards the first reply. So if ...
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Is there a specific name for not getting back to the same content?

So we're working on a new social media app, and when discussing with the team the analysis and insights for different social media sites, we came to this one you can see on several sites,most ...
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When should I incentivize parents to post about my kids app on social media?

I have a reading app that's designed to be used by kids. However, I anticipate that the parents will have to set it up, at least initially. I want to prompt the parents to post about my app on social ...
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User signs up using their Facebook account logs and then logs in with their (same email) Google account. Now what?

Our web app (a personal calendar-management tool) offers both Facebook and Google as social login providers. Sometimes a user who originally signed up using a Facebook account tries to log in using ...
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Should I notify the user that the thread owner deleted their post?

I have a website that works like a forum but not exactly. Here, users can create their content of threads while any user can add their posts to this thread. However, the thread creator has editorial ...
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Is it a good idea to use fb.me over facebook.com in advertising material?

Apologies if there's a better Stack site for this, but I can't think of what it could be. I'm designing some flyers for an upcoming side business of mine, and need to include a link to my Facebook ...
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Does action text near social sharing buttons increase sharing?

Are there any studies that prove that action text like "share this" near social share buttons increase sharing? For example, would "share this" action text in the header encourage users to share ...
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Should a business website include links to my social media accounts or display a feed?

Working on a business site for a client who does not sell their product/service online. They want to show that they have a social presence. They might have one or multiple. Are there any studies ...
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Vertical Videos vs Horizontal Videos

What's the different between using cases for both formats and is that makes one trending in one situation and flop in another. Are there any guide or case study that can help me understand in which ...
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How to avoid creepiness when suggesting profile edits in a social network?

I'm building a small social network for a specific audience and have a question about how to best leverage info provided by a user's friends to help complete a user's profile. Here's two examples: ...
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Is it proper to use "Connect With Us" in this case?

Our company is going to design the "Contact Us" area on our website like this: http://take.ms/W973h3 If a visitor of our site clicks on any icon of the three apps Messenger, Whatsapp or Skype, they ...
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What's the best signing up a user through social login?

I'm working on a project whereby both email and phone number is required from the user. The user is able to sign up by email or through their social account. From my understanding of social sign ups ...
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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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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 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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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 number ...
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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 ...
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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 ...