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 →
We have lots of traditions this time of year, and one of the most popular traditions we have is to take a look back at the year in social sharing. Even though 2013 lacked an Olympics or Presidential election we still saw social activity increase 32% across the web across our 14M websites and 1.5B unique users. We have seen the networks people share to change and the ways people share change over the years, but one thing is constant, our love of generating an infographic on the year’s top sharing trends.
You may notice that the sharing menus on our blog and other pages on AddThis.com look a little different today. We’ve rolled out some new tools that are simple and streamlined.
These updated tools are designed to boost sharing by showing more of the viewer’s personalized services as a simple, friendly list. We’ve also redesigned and expanded the AddThis email form to be even easier to use.
If you want to try out these buttons for your own site they are available here.