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AddThis Browser Support Explained

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In an effort to provide more transparency and a better experience for all of our users, we’re formalizing the list of browsers AddThis officially supports. We get over 1.9 billion users every day from 14 million websites around the globe. Therefore, we get a pretty good idea of what browsers people use. This means we have to think hard about what browsers we support and how we support them.

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Problems Sharing on iOS Facebook App

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Update – As of the 8:48 AM on September 11th, some of our users are still reporting seeing this bug. We’re working with Facebook and hoping they’ll fix this as quickly as possible.

Over the weekend we heard from several of you about issues sharing with the Facebook iOS app and URLs with anchors, which AddThis uses for click and address bar tracking. Facebook seems to be using a kind of URL forwarder in the iOS app that isn’t correctly decoding the %23 in the URL into a #. This is causing URLs to 404 because the resource they’re looking for doesn’t have that name. We’ve reached out to Facebook about this issue. Continue reading

How AddThis Fits into The Future of Journalism

Marc Andreessen––a early pioneer of the Internet as the co-author of the first graphical web browser and co-founder of Netscape––wrote a series of tweets that culminated in a blog post explaining how he sees journalism changing, and how Internet technologies are going to facilitate the news media growing ten to one hundred times what it is today.

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8 Tips on Getting the Most Out of AddThis

You’re ready to make your site social this year, and you just created your AddThis account. (YAY!) But now you’re trying to figure out where to put those share buttons and which buttons to add. There’s so much to choose from, and you don’t have time to figure it all out. We want to help. Here are 8 tips that’ll help you get the most out of your AddThis tools.

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MAVEN: NASA’s Upcoming Mission to Mars

We’re so excited about AddThis user, NASA, launching on another endeavor into space! Next Monday, NASA will launch a probe to Mars. It’s called the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN probe, or MAVEN, and it’s designed to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and how it interacts with solar wind. Though it might not make sense at first, this information is very important for knowing more about the history of Mars and it’s past potential for habitability.

Mars Opposition and Equinox

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