On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM Andrew Toskin <and...@tosk.in> wrote:

> Sorry for the delay. Turns out support for URL parameters (as opposed to
> heavy JavaScript widgets) is a little asymmetrical among the different
> social media platforms, but I'm figuring it out. I've got Google+ done, and
> I'm looking into the Twitter API.
> I notice the live site at static.gimp.org doesn't yet have any social
> media *icons*. Have we decided yet where we'd like to put those links? I
> would imagine somewhere in the site footer. But there's also a dedicated
> "Contacting Us" page, so it might also make sense to put it there, although
> it would also make the social links less prominent. I could just give you
> the code snippets and let you figure it out, or I could attach git patches
> directly to Bugzilla this time.

I was also thinking in the footer.  At least as simple links to our
presence on those platforms (google+, twitter).  I can handle those types
of links without a problem (simple links).

> While I'm at it, I can take a look at any other social media platforms
> that we feel like supporting. Platforms where GIMP maintains a profile and
> posts updates will need links for subscribing/following, while for other
> platforms we might only have a "share this page" button at the bottom of
> blog posts and tutorials. So which ones do we want to do?

What I'm thinking right now is two main approaches that will hopefully work

1. Links to our presence on other social platforms for people to
follow/etc.  I am fine (and would prefer) sending people off-site to our
profile on those other networks with static links to minimize invasive
tracking from them.

2. Easy sharing of content from the website on social networks.  Blog/news
posts should have the requisite "share this" links available for easy
sharing.  I'm not sure that it makes sense to put these types of links on
all the pages in the site.  News posts would be a good candidate for this,
and possibly high-value/traffic pages like "Downloads".

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