I would like to see del.icio,us, StumbleUpon and Digg replaced with Google Buzz and Tumblr. I know nothing like that is on the road map, but is it possible that it would be considered?
Well, well! Google has already enabled their +1 at Youtube! Some people just don't waste any time.
Frack! It's almost midnight and I suddenly have a craving for pie! So not kool.
Great points, as always, Thunder.
I think that Google put their +1 button on YouTube because, well, they own YouTube. So, that's why they didn't waste any time. That +1 button is neat, but it's not yet proven. Google Buzz seems to be a big dud, so don't be surprised to see that drift away. Digg doesn't have the cachet it used to have, delicious was abandoned by Yahoo (who bought it) and sold to someone else. Not sure what its future holds.
Some of these can be added by NCs individually. For example, Tumblr offers a button that you can paste onto your site. You can do this with most of these services, I think.
I guess one question I would ask: If we asked all of our customers what Stumbleupon was, would they be able to answer? Some of these are not very visible or known, although most of them are great in their own way.
Of all of them, though, the Google +1 obviously has the most momentum. It's clearly patterned after Facebook Like, and we did add that -- but only after we were certain it would be understood and adopted. So, maybe. I just worry that adding a ton of sharing options can become overwhelming for members.
Hello Speed Racer,
Just saw your bar with the Google Plus field on the left side of your page. How did you realize that?
Good day, Eric.
I agree that offering tons of sharing options are a bad idea. I was suggesting replacing some of the outdated ones currently on our networks. You reiterated precisely what I said about Google and Youtube, I was being facetious about their not wasting any time. I no longer care to slap an "LOL" or wink or smile on certain comments unless it truly warrants it. Not that I'm completely humorless, but most online emoting smacks of being disingenuous.
The Tumblr button sounds great! I was not aware of that, and I thank you for bringing it to my attention.
I would like to see more Ning network creators weigh in on the matter. Ning should also remove the faulty share options. No one likes having broken equipment laying about their domains.
i Installed G+ the other day. Launch my network this week, so I'll see how to goes after that. Still, the faulty share items we have should be removed whether they're replaced or not. It just looks bad.