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Techmeme now has a share button. Read this post if you can't find it.

Posted Saturday, March 6, 2010 3:18PM ET by Gabe Rivera     Permalink

Frequent Techmeme readers may have heard of both "Facebook" and "Twitter", up and coming social networking services where, among other activities, users tend to share links. Sharing is in fact a core activity on these sites, as it is a reliable means to signal "hey, look here, I am in the know, please respect me!"

Today we are replacing our permalink icons with little buttons that, when pressed, offer a variety of sharing options, the location of which appears in the following image. Note we're using Open Share Icons' design, as it is the least ugly share icon we could find.

Two types of links may be shared: Techmeme permalinks (which have the advantage of including "Discussion" and "Related" items) and the actual source urls. A radio button determines this choice, as shown in the image on the left. We also present text input boxes enabling copying of permalink urls, both regular and "short". And yes, Techmeme uses a special domain (techme.me) for short urls, because imagine how uncool it would be if we didn't. Happy sharing!




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