Sometimes the Twitter and Facebook share buttons are missing on my own posts. (The ones under the favourite icon.)

Why is this? I want to get share my posts with my twitter followers, as usually I get better responses.

Note: The sharing buttons are also available on SOFU now (but not on the meta sites).

  • On which particular Stack Exchange site are you talking about? May 18, 2011 at 8:37
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    Stack Overflow. Isn't this just Meta Stack Overflow?
    – Adam Lynch
    May 18, 2011 at 8:38
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    It also covers problems, feature requests etc for all the Stack Exchange network.
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 18, 2011 at 8:40
  • This Meta site is kind of special. In addition to questions about Stack Overflow in particular, it also serves as the "main" Meta site for the entire Stack Exchange network. So both are on topic, unlike regular site metas. May 18, 2011 at 8:42
  • That's not a bug, that's a feature! Sep 7, 2011 at 0:25

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Only the Stack Exchange 2.0 sites have automatic Facebook- and Twitter-sharing buttons. The sites that make up the "original trilogy" (Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User) don't have this integration.

You'll have to share the question yourself if it's posted on one of those three sites.

I've been told that the Facebook bookmarklet is a nice option. Or see this comprehensive list of third-party tools available for the trilogy websites.

  • Ok. Then how do I shorten the URL? E.g. youtube.com/… => youtu.be/QDe3Fy7o2wc
    – Adam Lynch
    May 18, 2011 at 8:46
  • @Adam: goo.gl ? May 18, 2011 at 8:47
  • Oh you see I thought SO used it's own short URL address. I had never seen t.co before
    – Adam Lynch
    May 18, 2011 at 8:48
  • @Adam: They might for the SE 2.0 sites that have the social networking integration. I've honestly never used either of those features, so I can't say for certain. But there isn't any such thing for Stack Overflow in particular. At least not yet. May 18, 2011 at 8:50
  • Has this just changed? Sep 6, 2011 at 23:44
  • @Andrew: Yes - recently changed. Sep 7, 2011 at 3:35

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