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There used to be some buttons for Facebook, Twitter and G+ promotion on the same page as each question. What happened to those buttons? I found them useful for promoting questions. I will still promote without them, I just wanted to know why they were removed?

  • This has nothing to do with this, but would you be interested in writing about this match-up for the blog? (meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/a/2272/1148) Actually you could write about any match up you wanted, but I figured this one would be along your lines of expertise. – Jack B Nimble Sep 25 '12 at 16:58
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The sharing buttons were recently removed because a lot of people hated them and few people used them. In the words of Kevin Montrose, Stack Exchange developer:

18 hours of data under the new rules plus historical data of the old scheme, reveals that in fact the share buttons are pointless.

About 90% of the people who bother to share something on Twitter/Facebook/G+ copy/paste, and the amount of traffic referred from social media (to Stack Overflow or any of the Stack Exchange's) is far too small to dedicate that kind of real estate to.

Plus everyone hates share buttons, they are the herpes of the internet.

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