In December 2012 I had removed all social network sharing buttons from my website and weblog, due to lack of use. During these last fourteen months, visitor counts have been growing briskly and referrer activity shows that some people actually occasionally come to this obscure domain from Twitter or Facebook.
On the weblog, I admit I couldn’t be bothered since Jetpack’s default integration of social networks is so convenient. So I simply added the equivalent three buttons back to the footer of each post and page. Let’s see if they get some use this time around…
2014-08-04: Six months later, it seems that nobody ever uses these buttons, even when an article is popular on a social network. So they’re now gone for good, on both weblog and website.