Below is a precious rating wherein I complained about the way SA was handling login for Tw and Fb. I’m happy to report that the folks at SA listen. They pretty quickly made this feature optional. And for that I thank them!
Great plugin. Great people!
I really like the UI and setup on this plugin. I think it looks elegant and it is just what I wanted for a new site that I’m launching. But after I had it installed and attempted to test a share, I was surprised to learn that SA is using my user shares to build their user registrations.
If you are using this plugin on your site, let me explain how you can test this for yourself. First, make sure that you are
logged in in to Shareaholic. Then, go back to your SA-powered site and attempt to share an article on Twitter. A popup will appear – without any SA branding – with 2 buttons to connect with Twitter or Facebook… remember, you just attempted to share with Twitter (not a unified share button). When you click connect with Twitter, you then get a Twitter OAuth screen asking you to grant permission to Shareaholic. If you are an unsavvy user this seems normal, so you authenticate/authorize and… surprise! you’ve just registered with Shareaholic… when all you were trying to do was share an article.
There is no need to OAuth with SA when a user is just sharing an article… except to help SA grow their user base!
Here’s a screenshot: https://twitter.com/MikeTaus/statuses/390851390781665280
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