Poll and Open Thread: Social Media

Poll and Open Thread: Social Media April 23, 2011

A while back, I put a social media widget from AddThis on the site (the “Bookmark/Share This” link at the bottom of each post). I’ve been checking its analytics and found that it hardly gets any use at all, so I think it’s about time to terminate that experiment.

However, I haven’t decided what to replace it with, and I’m wondering if you all have any opinions. What social media sites do you use? Which ones have the largest atheist communities generally? I’ve had some success with StumbleUpon, Facebook and Reddit, but there are probably others I don’t know about.

Also, if you have an opinion on this, where’s the line between making it easy for people to discover/spread a post they like, and being obnoxious with self-promotion? I’ve considered putting up one of those widgets that tracks the number of Facebook/Twitter/etc. shares a post gets, but I wonder if that would be hypocritical since I personally don’t like Facebook or Twitter. Would you make use of a widget like this? Would you find it distracting and annoying? Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

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