The description of the Amped Up hat reads:

share a link to a question on social media that gets 5 clicks

What exactly is a social medium for this purpose? Do GitHub, Stack Exchange, or e-mail count, or do I need to make an account with one of those over-hyped thingies used by people who are addicted to sharing every last tidbit of their life with the entire Internet?

Also, how does the hat know that I have been sharing via the right medium? Do I have to ensure that everybody follows the link using referrer information?

Finally, what about people who do not click links? I myself rarely use mouses as keyboards are more efficient and so do many of the people with whom I would share such a link.

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    That Psychic Friends Network always sounded pretty social. I'd start there.
    – Shog9
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 5:19
  • My guess is that it follows the same rules as the badge. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 7:10
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    @TheGuywithTheHat the badge doesn't care where the link was posted, as long as it's not in Stack Exchange, it just checks the user id stub of the URL (e.g. when I share this question, the /152859 part) and give the badge according to this. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 8:11

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This hat is similar to the Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges, in that you need to share the question that gets visited by users. The hat specifically requires 5 distinct users to open the link that you share.

To get credit for the share, make sure to use the share link under a question, copy that (makes sure you keep your User Id in it), and post it somewhere to drive users to it. That maybe on Twitter, Facebook, etc. If 5 distinct users click the link (and they are on different IPs), then you'll get the hat.

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    So "social medium" can actually be any site? (e.g. some personal site, visited only by friends?) Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 23:34
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    @ShadowWizard It's based off your share link, so wherever you share it will work - just like the badges.
    – Taryn
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 0:02
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    I see. So the wording "on social media" is misleading. Why not just "share a link to a question,that gets 5 clicks"? Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 6:44
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    @ShadowWizard I think the original idea was to limit where the clicks came from (Twitter/FB) but that was too much, so we updated it to sharing but kept the description.
    – Taryn
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 11:20
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    So... any point starting a feature request asking to change the description, or will it be denied? Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 12:39
  • Considering hats is temporary, there is no point @ShadowWizard.
    – Taryn
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 14:55

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