I’ve been observing a trend lately, and the geek in me is not very fond of it. A lot of people who share links online, are doing it wrong. We have a (natural) tendency to just click and paste the link we want to share into the box which says “Share”. What some of us completely ignore is that Google provides a specific button to share a hyperlink.
Even Facebook had this system in place for sharing links, but they removed it a few months back. I don’t want Google to go in the same direction.
Of course you can say what difference does it make? Well, it is not pleasing to the eye. Let me show you an example:
The post on the top is definitely more pleasing to the eye than the second one. You have to agree!
Of course I can’t force anyone to do this, but it would be nice if we all follow the same protocol (which is in place because it is good).