Don’t use share buttons

June 2, 2014

I don’t put “Like on Facebook,” “+1 on Google Plus” and “Share on Reddit” buttons next to every morsel of information I post, on this site or others, because ‘share’ buttons are nonsense. They slow down web page rendering and are rather insulting to people’s intelligence — “hey, don’t forget to tell your friends, dummy!” If someone cares about your thing, they’ll share it regardless of whatever garbage social media buttons you place near it. Please just stop using them; they’re garbage.