joined:Feb 12, 2006
so now im thinking of getting rid of addthis and going back to hardcoding a few buttons onto the page again.
what is holding me back is the code. with facebook there used to be a simple URL that you could include, with some easy $_GET variables on the end for stuff like the title and description, but they seem to be making it harder and harder to just have a simple button/URL. From the developer page, it looks like they only offer XFBML and Iframe versions now. i guess they want a callback to Facebook on every site with a button. To me, that ruins the whole point of doing it -- because the idea is to make it nice and fast.
also... when i look at my addthis stats, im always surprised to see how many users use services that i've never heard of -- stuff like "chime.in", "vkontakte" and "jappy ticker".
there's also a lot of clicks from stuff like stumbleupon, myspace, delicious and reddit, which i would never bother hardcoding into the page. i cant believe so many people still use those services -- there's loads of them!
so my question is this... how do you go about including social media buttons on your site?