Facebook: Will You Add The Send Button?
Not content with dominating the like button wars and invading our comment sections, Facebook is launching a new feature that could make sharing posts and webpages by email obsolete.
The Send button drives traffic by letting users send a link and a short message to the people that would be most interested. They don’t need to leave the web page they’re on or fill out a long, annoying form. Compared to the alternatives, the Send button has fewer required steps, and it removes the need to look up email addresses by auto-suggesting friends and Groups. (Facebook Developer Blog)
Facebook is also planning on integrating their real time metrics system within the Send button, which will make the feature much more attractive than traditional email sharing options.
It may also help the social giant to convince more blogs and web masters to rely upon Facebook stats (which report in real time), instead of rivals like Google Analytics.
Currently users have to manually install the Send button upon their sites until a geek free solution can be devised, although if anyone knows of an easier way of installing the code (without placing it within the footer), feel free to comment below.
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word "blog" (he called them "web journals" then). When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.