This post is about the shareNice social sharing widget I have been working on recently. I am pitching shareNice as a “uninstrusive social sharing” tool for webmasters.
Webmasters can add shareNice to their websites if they want to let their users’ share the pages they browse with their friend, via the many social networks platforms.
So, what is different about shareNice, and why should you choose to use it?
- shareNice respects your users’ privacy .
- shareNice is ONLY a social sharing widget.
- shareNice is not an analytic tool, we DO NOT log any of your user’s information.
- shareNice does NOT track your users.
- shareNice is free-software and you can choose to host your own copy if you wish.
- shareNice is NOT a profit making endeavour.
Below is an example screenshot of the shareNice tool being used on The University of Southampton’s OpenData site.
As it stands, shareNice is being used on the following sites : http://data.southampton.ac.uk, http://www.garlik.com, https://mmt.me.uk/blog/, and the http://sharenice.org/ itself. And yes most of these sites are friendlies, but I would love to other people to start making use of the site too!
We are currently working on a WordPress plugin for the shareNice widget, and an eprints plugin too. I would love if someone would like to create a Drupal plugin for shareNice, that would be great!. You can see a list of feature requests on : http://sharenice.org/.
Given that the apache instance which this runs off of doesn’t generate ANY logs, I have no way of know if people are using the service, so please do let me know. Either via my blog, twitter, or github.
Finally, I should name dropped all the nice people which have helped in the development of shareNice: Monika Stepinska, Steve Harris, and Sebastien Francois. You guys rule!