Share buttons for the #Fediverse.
@xuv How do you get share buttons to work when every reader is potentially on a different server?
@xuv Not yet. I'm just looking at the code and scratching my head at the moment. I assume
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is the bit of code that does this?
@rosjackson There is a demo page here to see it in action: https://distributopia.gitlab.io/share-connect-support/
@xuv Thanks. That's really cool.
@xuv serious Q:
does anyone really like share buttons like these? I always just want a single share button that gives me a shortish url that I can share anywhere or an embed option
@bug @xuv tbh I started blocking share buttons years ago before I even know about tracking scripts and whatnot just 'cause I got sick of seeing "facebook.com" in the bottom of the page while I waited 3 extra secs for an article to load
but then I had really slow internet so I guess most folks didn't have that issue either so 🤷♀️
@xuv what is the license, eg can I use it on a company website (which is just me basically)
@kyzh Good question. File an issue to ask which license they use.
@xuv sorry I was under the impression it was your project. I'll open an issue indeed.
That was quite a blunt request in my part. Sorry again
@kyzh No problem. I should have made it clearer it was not my project.
@xuv These look awesome, but how does the Mastodon one work without knowing the sharer's instance beforehand?
@quarktheawesome Try the demo. It will show you how. :)
@xuv That works, lol. Awesome job with these.
@quarktheawesome Just fyi, it's not my work. I'm just a messenger.
@xuv Thanks for spreading the word! 😃
The idea for sharing buttons was sneaked from FSFE (at the bottom)
They're using PHP (somewhere here in git)
@kyzh Sorry, added license.md. Use it and abuse it.
P/s there's also a stickers repo (WIP), very welcome for designers' contributions
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