I got a bunch of different bits of bad news lumped on my plate today (this isn't me whining about it), but the brief chuckle I got from this was enough to put a smile back on my face. Thanks.
Be well man. All the best.
Thanks, man! :)
To be fair, this overlap only happens if you resize your screen just right. And as @tomer mentioned, they recommend no more than four social media sharing buttons, which they adhere to.
Once you resize your screen to make it overlay, it stays. It probably shouldn't, but most people would never see this bug. If you start your screen at full width, it won't overlay.
What's great about AppSumo is that it also gives you the option to collapse the social bar completely with those blue arrows.
Gotta love irony
These are just ads for those networks, right?
Are we done with "flat" yet?! ...please.
This is my favourite article about this problem: https://ia.net/know-how/sweep-the-sleaze-reactions
Great article - Huffpost is indeed an interesting case. I'd like to see more research supporting the finding that these buttons work particularly well for activist political sites..
I'm curious as to if anyone else has any data on if these social buttons are ever used. I have an enterprise client who requested I add these to a small blog that they have.
I just took a look at the data and it looks like their most popular post for this month has 800 unique page views for this month and the share intent has only been invoked one time (for Twitter).
Out of about 6000 unique page views over this month, the share intent has only been invoked 70 times (60% Twitter, 30% LinkedIn, 10% Facebook, 0% Google+).
That said, the way I implemented the social buttons doesn't take much bandwidth and isn't intrusive so it doesn't affect performance much at all.
Social share icons are functioning in two main ways- 1. Obviously- Increasing the chances that your content get shared and driving more 'eyeballs' to. 2. Psychological- Increasing authority- Studies have shown that these icons are increasing the brand authority and even the blog post authority. I'll try to find the two researches I read it in and post them here later on.
Our blog's average social share per page view in percentages is ~4%. (Our blog is www.webydo.com/blog/)
Also, if you have a blog post that been shared 70 times, that's a free content distribution service that your readers are providing you. It also reflects their appreciation for your brand and content. Of course that the marketing team need to bo proactive and submit the content in the relevant platforms for extar exposure.
The main problem for me is the lack of communication between the marketing and the dev/design teams. For the marketers those buttons are like gold, for the UX side they just increase the noise and the page loading time. In most of the cases I think that the client or the marketing team don't know how much is important the performance and the loading time of a web page.
Friday night lulz. :) :) :)
Yes, agreed that the graphic isn't the best, but if you guys read the text, it does actually say 4 max...