The AddThis button has been successful beyond our wildest dreams. The button is loaded 20 billion times a month. So… we’ve been working on what’s next.
After much collaboration with certain secret parapsychology agencies within the Department of Defense, today we’re pleased to announce our plans for the next member of the AddThis product family, AddThis Telepathy.
With this revolutionary method of sharing, telepathy, all you have to do is look at the AddThis menu, hold your index fingers to your temples, think about any one of the 47 different destinations that you want to share with, and the share just happens.
At AddThis, we’re focused on developing services that help get your content shared as much as possible. In one of the first iterations of AddThis, you had to click on the button in order to get the share menu. By moving to a menu that appears on hover, we were able to increase the share rate by 4x. After months of internal development and testing, we’ve noticed that bypassing the menu and just using telepathy to share, you can increase the sharing by 23x.
Currently, AddThis is in an incredibly unique position. We see millions of URLs pass through our system every day. We have a very panoramic view of what’s happening online. We believe that new products like AddThis Telepathy will continue to position us as the center of online sharing.
So… stay tuned. When telepathy is ready for public beta, you’ll know.
(Yes, this is an April Fools Day Joke.)