I'm not a facebook or twitter user, and this question might be a reflection of that, but I wonder if people like the little share links near every question.
I guess this question will have several parts
- Design: do we need to have these ugly (IMHO) icons blatantly located near the "action" (the voting and favorite buttons)?
- Do people use these links or are we polluting our retinas for nothing?
- How did twitter and facebook get selected? I mean there must be tens, if not hundreds of these things now...why choose two? why these two?
- Perhaps a different design? how about a "share" link that opens (upon hover or click) to show a grid of possible social networking sites?