This Is Your Social Media Sharing Quiz

I wasn’t going to blog today as I’m feeling extreme stress and inability to comprehend life and the pursuit of happiness.

Chalk it up to not having taxes done, select soccer, taekwando belt testing, yard work, client service, a newly combined blog and website with fabulous SEO and powerful inbound marketing, pulling my upper calf muscle (again) on the tennis court and burning the skin from an ice pack…sorry, just had to get that all off my chest.

Then I read PR Breakfast Club today by John Trader, and he writes a wonderful  piece about Ragu and empathy; read it, you’ll like his creative bridge just as I did.

I’m getting to the point, promise. I went to share this down below in comments just like a good commenter should.  I hit “Share+” expecting it to be Google+. Instead, I got a litany of sites on which to share. I kept scrolling and scrolling to find the bottom and was astonished at the variety and my apparent lack of intelligence about mostly any of these.

Upon further inspection, I think we’ve got a list of world-wide shares, as I see some language I can’t understand and extensions in Russia, among others. For the purposes of today’s post (which I wasn’t going to write), I challenge anyone to dissect these below. Mind you , it took about 10 screen shots to capture these as I couldn’t enlarge the pop-up window (did you see that story on pop-up restaurants today in the Wall Street Journal?  Budding restaurateurs trying/testing cuisine concepts, ala Kosher foods, in lobbies of other businesses that close at night; neat marketing idea.

Are you familiar with even ¼ of these listed below? Have some fun, and now I’m going to go away and try to breathe.

P.S. If you scroll to the bottom and see this post script (I have no idea where it ends up with all these images), you know it took me longer to set up these darn jpg than to write the post, eh?

Have a great weekend, dear Friends!

27 comments
Hajra
Hajra

Blurpalicious just made it worthwhile to go through the list... 

dan_osullivan
dan_osullivan

Are we really this tribal? Or just another overbuilt IT sector? Probably both, but we don't need to see them all - most out of context.

New England Multimedia
New England Multimedia

FIRST: Praying for you for the stress-mess you're in right now, friend. I can hear it in your writing, because you have "voice"! (You!) SECOND: Holy Toledo. I clicked, and no...I don't know most of these, but I'm glad they're available to those who do! I like my "social media sharing" the way I like my food: simple, recognizable, "nutrient-dense," and with just a few delicious, easy-to-find  ingredients. Thank-you very much.

Jason Fonceca
Jason Fonceca

To me this is the difference between offering someone a list of all rock bands ever, or offering them the Billboard Top 40.

 

Do we offer all social-sharing platforms ever? Or do we offer the top 3-5?

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

Um *gulp* - when is too many sites too many? This is borderline ridiculous Jayme. Is the expectation really that people will take the time to scroll through all of these options? I can't imagine that anything other than the major networking sites would be appropriate.

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR moderator

 @dan_osullivan I would've replied sooner, but my friend @TheJackB called and yakked my ear off. Hmmm, over-built IT sector -- is that a blog post?

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR moderator

 @KenMueller SEE??? Who the heck is the master mind behind all these to ensure they still exisit? Xanga? WTheck is that, anyway? Yeah, some kinda blog post to call these dudes out has to happen. Ken, I elect you to do that as a GP over at @Stanford and then a FB post for @Michelle D. Quillin !!

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR moderator

 @Jason Fonceca You're totally right! It made an impact on me enough to write about it. And, where should the finger point -- to the developer who added all these. I wonder how they do the research to ensure these are all active? Now that's fascinating. Great to see you, Jason!

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR moderator

 @John_Trader1 It certainly shocked me into writing when I wasn't gonna. I haven't seen a list this long and unnecessary in awhile. Thanks for stopping in; but, you had no choice, eh?! :-)

New England Multimedia
New England Multimedia

 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing I should've said I scrolled. Ha! I want to go to all of the social media platforms listed to see what they are, but my word, what a time suck that would be. Might make a cool blog post, though. Something like "Around the World with Social Media." Nah.

lauraclick
lauraclick

 @Stanford @jennwhinnem Me too, me too! I know those buttons used to be all the rage, but man, are they not user friendly OR good at showcasing your social proof.

Jason Fonceca
Jason Fonceca

 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Many people play a role :

 

everyone who subtly teaches that showing off 'more' is better

everyone who acts unconsciously without examining their sharing plugins

everyone who creates a sharing platform they *arent* truly passionate about

everyone who installs sharing plugins, etc.

 

And to me it's not BLAME, it's just people Doing Their Best.

 

If we uplift and enlighten well, they may make different choices.

 

On top of that, they people with billions of sharing plugins, make sites like RyzeOnline.com (which doesn't even a facebook "like" button, look good ;) )

 

A pleasure being here :)

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