I miss this WordPress feature
Posted April 5, 2014on:
I am not sure if it is the template I am using or if WordPress changed something a while ago.
This is what the social media bar on one of my entries looks like. It might have changed since I last screencapped it.
I used to be able to click on the Facebook button to find out exactly who was sharing my thoughts on their Facebook wall. Now I cannot.
I do not think that the stats dashboard in WordPress.com provides such fine-grained information. I wish it would.
As much as I dislike Facebook, I would like to know how people are using my blog entries there. Are they used responsibly? How are they generating conversations that I am not aware of?
I use the social media tools contextually. I largely ignore Facebook for its navel-gazing, food-snapping, and outright bitching. I adore Twitter for allowing me to filter and form a personal learning network.
I am not sure if I should return to cross-posting on Facebook so I can monitor the traffic there. WordPress used help me with this, but not any more.