jecasc - 7:52 pm on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you want to use third party tools you can integrate them so they only load when users actually want to use them.
Here in Germany the facebook like button is very controversial and more and more websites only include like - and other buttons - in a two click version. First click load the button with an Ajax call, second click does the action.
Here some background information:
Here the code (unfortunately german documentation only):