Okay, I’ve read some of the posts here from people experiencing that the FB Share button is buggy. Others have suggested that it’s FB’s fault as they had “deprecated” this social tool (weird!).
While I don’t understand why FB would think that a LIKE or RECOMMEND functionality is sufficient enough to abandon the SHARE (which allows a personalized description), I really understand even less why the FB SHARE button in my Digg Digg installation actually DOES turn up in the Floating Bar…but ONLY when I have it set as ‘none’ (disabled) in the
- Normal Display
(horizontally under the post)! As soon as I enable it there, too it disappears from the floating bar.
Not only that, the FB Share button works when it’s there! Sharing a post using it works. It gets published. And the count increases!
I was unable to find official statements by FB as to what the reason for eliminating the FB SHARE as a social plugin is, but I wonder why it DOES still work, and why the DIGG DIGG implementation works in such a weird way?
When people share links on FB, does the deprecation of the FB Share button functionality mean that people are manually copy pasting those links onto FB? That’s so unproductive. Any opinions, especially in relation to Digg Digg?
I’ve done some further digging…I read someone’s statement that the LIKE button had “the same” functionality as the SHARE button…which confused me, since I always knew Sharing as opposed to Liking allows for a personalized intro before submitting.
Yet I only just learned there are two different versions of LIKE buttons, one in the iframe format, and the other in the XFBML format.
I had actually seen the choice in the Digg Digg plugin, but somehow chosen iframe … probably because XFBML reminded me of the deprecated FBML part of Facebook tabs 🙂
Anyhow…here is a good explanation and I just tested the XFBML version of the Like button in Digg Digg…it indeed is “the same” as the SHARE button functionality in terms of allowing to add a personalized intro before submitting the ‘like’ – something I had not come across on any website before!
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