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We ran a quick user test and found that more people were signing up with their emails If you trust your test, then you should trust your users and design a solution that meets their desires. We are trying to encourage users to connect with their Facebook/Twitter accounts instead Why is that? Do you have sound reasoning behind this in that it will ...


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Be transparent with your users. I would include a message that communicates two things: The application did its job successfully Facebook imposes this "inconvenient" requirement Perhaps something along the lines of: We successfully found 105 posts that match this criteria. In order to keep your account safe, Facebook doesn't allow 3rd-party ...


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The only advantage that I see as a user (for sites that I don't actually want to use in combination with twitter/facebook) is that it is quicker to log in with an existing account. As such you may want to structure it like so: Log in with existing account (can be social media or email) vs Register new account


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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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I recommend not restricting to jpeg only: Social media sites (usually) rely on people creating profiles and becoming active on the site. If at any point it becomes a pain to create a profile, users won't do it. If they have only a .png, they likely aren't going to go create a .jpeg to create a profile unless there is a huge incentive for them to continue. ...


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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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I generally avoid signing up to random websites with Facebook, because I don't want those sites posting junk to my Facebook profile. One recent exception was Fallen London, which has a link saying "Read our civilised social media policy" right next to the "create a free account" -> "sign in with Facebook" link. The linked policy says things like "It's your ...


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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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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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"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: 1) ...


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I'm not sure about data on desktop design, but I can say that for mobile devices, people will often use the social media login option when it is presented. This article about mobile interaction and behavior tells us the following: SOCIAL LOGIN: While roughly half of the people who participate in our research say they don't like – or want – to make use of ...


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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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I trust facebook.com (sort of), so I put information on there such as my likes. I don't trust just any old site I stumble across on the Internet. So there's no way that I'm going to register for your application with my Facebook account. However, after some use, I may find that I do trust your application. Then I might be ready to click "Connect with ...


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For your specific question on which social logins to use, it depends on your users/market. However, Facebook is by far and away the most important one, followed by Google. Then a mix of Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo.


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Yes, you should still provide social sharing options Here are some of the reason why: When using a share button on a site, you may not be sharing the same URL that the site appears to have. For example, if I select 'share' on this page, the URL that I get to share is: http://ux.stackexchange.com/q/38299/4595 (which includes my userID of 4595). But if I look ...


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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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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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On Instagram, posting clickable links on comments are not enabled, The move was taken to crack down on people excessively using self-promotional links in the comments to the extent of spammng.. Instagram’s taking a proactive approach to cutting out spam, and has measures in place to stop people from sharing the same comment on multiple photos as well. There ...


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First and foremost: Don't require registration in a first place. OpenID is one of the ways to avoid registration. If no registration is not an option, require only the most basic fields you really need to register someone. In 99% of cases, the only field which should be required is the e-mail address. You may put a password field too to avoid perturbing ...


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The short answer is it depends. On a basic website with a handful of pages, breadcrumbs are certainly unnecessary. But on larger sites (especially reference and documentation sites), breadcrumbs are extremely useful for navigation and orientation—one might even say they're downright necessary. The hard part is determining whether your site is large enough to ...


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I don't understand why you want to change the user habit for the sign up? (business goals?) Sign up with social media is just an alternative for the user. Moreover, your test tells you that your users prefer email. Maybe, you would have to ask users why they prefer this solution instead of social media accounts? Maybe you don't use the good social media ...


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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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Your decision should also be informed other factors: how much you desire to encourage that behavior how dense/sparse the information on screen already is how many social networks you plan to provide links for how does the interaction match up to similar interactions in your product and what patterns have already been established how much traffic you want ...


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It has two goals/benefits; it clearly separates those who have reached 500 from everyone who has not, and makes sure the quality of connections stays high. It's a mixture of prestige (you have a well developed social circle) and functionality; it becomes more and more likely people unknown to you are at least a 2nd or 3rd connection. So, 500+ group is like a ...


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In the U.S., a few years ago when social media was starting to boom, advertisers would often display a logo and state something like "Find us on Facebook" in TV and print media. However they started to realize that fan pages and other non-official profiles made that confusing, so then they started displaying full URL's (i.e., www.facebook.com/CoolCompany) ...


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My general tips would be: Question whether you really need all the information you're asking for. Ask for as little information up front as possible. Not the minimum that your site needs to run as a business - but the minimum that the user needs to continue at this point. You can collect the rest later on. Explain why you need the information to the user. ...


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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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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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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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