I'm revisiting this soon, and think that, as Alex already mentioned,
focusing on Twitter, G+, FB seems like a good start (a good case might be
made for something like Pinterest as well, but I'll leave that for later at
I'm actually thinking of forgoing any icons and instead including them
directly in the footer of the page. If you're pulling the site down and
testing/building it locally I'll push a branch later with my thoughts for
your feedback and input (for anyone on this list too, of course).
On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:43 AM Alexandre Prokoudine <
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Andrew Toskin wrote:
> > Let's move this topic to a separate topic.
> > For the Share buttons at the bottom of blog posts, it's pretty easy to
> > just add another link, and I think the limiting factor should be more
> > about design -- a million little icons will make the page look
> > cluttered. A solution to this which I like is to have a single Share
> > button, which toggles the display of all the different social media
> > icons.
> > However, getting users to *subscribe* to our social media profiles
> > means giving them content to follow -- and each extra social site makes
> > reposting GIMP-related links more tedious. So we'll want to be
> > strategic about which platforms we use:
> > * We've talked before about Twitter and Google+.
> > * Facebook is too big to ignore, I think.
> > * Ello has the nicest visual design of any social media site I've seen,
> > so I personally like it a lot. It's still fairly small and new, though.
> > * Tumblr, Deviant Art, Instagram and maybe Pinterest have large
> > communities of artists, so there are likely many GIMP users there.
> > Flickr is maybe *too* focused on uploading original images to work for
> > this sort of thing? But there is a somewhat active GIMP Users group
> > already.
> Andrew, personally I'm only prepared to support Twitter, Google+, and
> Facebook. I don't (and shouldn't) mind if other people represent us
> there, but I'd personally feel more comfortable if I knew those people
> enough to trust them with this task.
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