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Updates and an announcement from LWN

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 8:29 UTC (Thu) by fb (subscriber, #53265)
In reply to: Updates and an announcement from LWN by Cato
Parent article: Updates and an announcement from LWN

> On promoting the site - some of the standard things such as Facebook Like button, Google +1, 'Tweet this' etc would help a lot I think. Really just an evolution of the Post a Link feature, and could be hidden under a 'Share this article' so it's not too visually intrusive.

+1.

AFAICT this is the site promotion strategy with the best `cost & benefit` ratio, as it leverages the fact that there are so many respected technology folks who are LWN readers and who should have a fair a amount of potential LWN subscribers as followers on Google+/Tweeter/etc.

I know we already have "Post a Link", but increasing the convenience of posting links at Google+/Tweeter/etc should increase the number of actual posts.


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Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 9:42 UTC (Thu) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

And that would be a good promotion of plugins like FacebookBlocker, too. Are there things like that for google+ and twitter ?

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 10:13 UTC (Thu) by fb (subscriber, #53265) [Link]

> And that would be a good promotion of plugins like FacebookBlocker, too. Are there things like that for google+ and twitter ?

I am well aware of the concern with privacy that LWN readers share ;-) as well as the sensitivity to anything created in the internet less than 20 years ago that many here seem to also have. `The internet was fine as it was in 1992, IMNSHO, why couldn't it just stay like it was` :-P

I had assumed that all 'social / share' links would only be part of page that "Post a Link" takes you to, or that there would be a toggle for it in the account settings. Something along these lines.


Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 11:20 UTC (Thu) by kay (guest, #1362) [Link]

+1 to social link on a seperate page.

+2 to additionally use a two klick method like on heise, see here (german)

http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/2-Klicks-fuer-mehr-Datensc...
http://www.heise.de/extras/socialshareprivacy/

Kay

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 15:44 UTC (Thu) by jond (subscriber, #37669) [Link]

disconnect.me is a plugin for google chrome (and chromium) that works for digg, facebook, google, twitter and yahoo. I quite like it.

Having said that, I believe it's possible for a website to construct 'like'-style buttons which do not damage your visitor's privacy: it's just that the default ones supplied by the socials do.

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 13, 2012 15:56 UTC (Fri) by valhalla (subscriber, #56634) [Link]

A few months ago I read about sharenice in comment here on LWN and it seems to do what is needed here: self-hosted sharing widget that preserves the users' privacy.

Updates and an announcement from LWN

Posted Jul 5, 2012 11:56 UTC (Thu) by davecb (subscriber, #1574) [Link]

I've occasionally posted links to google+, and will resolve to do more. --dave


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