The moderator/founder of one of the Stack Exchange sites I frequent, Basically Money, frequently tweets links to questions on his feed. This got me thinking that perhaps a way to solve the dilemma of bringing an audience to the Stack Exchange sites that don't have cross-over appeal with programmers is to make better use of social media.

Why not add a sharing link to the bottom of each question (maybe even answers too) so you can easily re-post them to Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc.?

For example, on some of the Do-It-Yourself Stack Exchange sites the traffic was so poor that it wasn't even worth posting the question, but I still felt a desire to support the site and help bootstrap it. If I could post the question anyway, then easily share it on Facebook or Twitter then I could still leverage my own social network for answers AND get the benefit of all the cool voting/commenting features of the Stack Exchange platform.


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You mean like the text that was at the bottom of this very question? (only appears when there are no answers yet)

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, twitter, or facebook.

Or like the existing share buttons on every single Stack Exchange 2.0 site?


Or like the Booster, Announcer, and Publicist badges that exist?


  • Umm, yeah. But that wasn't there when I posted the suggestion back in June.
    – JohnFx
    Commented Dec 17, 2010 at 21:52
  • @john ah, sorry missed that :) Well, status-completed! yay! Commented Dec 17, 2010 at 21:57

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