You're right - it was available earlier today - I used it to share someone's hub. I'm seeing an ad or something higher up, where the share button, & Pin icon used to be, and the other icons are lower down on the page.
It would be a shame for sharing to go away completely - it's a great way to help new Hubbers get noticed. Hope this is just a temporary thing while they do some tweaking to the layout.
Hey y'all! This was an intentional change; we wanted the social media sharing section to be more streamlined and to follow readers as they scrolled along the page. I personally (yes, it is entirely my fault in this case) insisted that the "Share with Hubbers" option to go because I thought it detracted from the other options and added visual clutter to the social media sharing box. Sorry if I've ruined your day. ;___;
Well, while I like the way the social media share options follow down the article, I really do think it is a shame that the "Share with Hubbers" is gone.
There have been many many times when I have come across a hub and hubber that intrigue me, all because someone shared it with followers. I have also found that when people have shared a hub of mine, I receive more comments and even, on the rare occasion, a new follower.
I hope that HubPages will rethink this change. Thanks for listening.
There's also a big, blank white space between the top-right ad and the related searches. Then comes the social media, which is now just plain too far down the page. It will cut down the number of shares drastically I think. If this is not a glitch, then it is extremely short-sighted.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the "share" button" has disappeared. I hope that is only temporary. Now if I want to share, I go to the feed, and when my comment comes through, I can hit the share button there. That is very time consuming!
I actually like the way the social media share buttons float along the side of the hub, but really hope the share with followers button returns. It's such a great way to find hubbers and hubs that people might not normally see.
Me too!!! Please put the share button back. If I see a good Hub by a newcomer, I always share. I think it helps them in many ways. It helps them get more readers and might boost their confidence. This is especially true when they have only a few followers who will read their stuff. Please, please.....
Mary615, this change doesn't surprise me because a few month the Team Welcome Wagon was disbanded which was a great way to encourage new members. Now we can't share their articles with our groups. It's not easy for newbie here now. On a personal note, the reason for joining here was to help other people. Removing the share button strips away yet another help aid.
I just posted on face book about this and am hoping other hubbers will add thier 'we want it back" vote here or on other forums about this. I am fairly new and found such encouragement from people sharing my hubs....and we ALL need encouragement here. I think the hub community is amazing and supportive and we need as many tools as possible to help each other. I got many followers from the share button and have found many that I follow from there. Simone....before you leave us....please give it back!
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