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Mashable.com draggable social media interface

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I may be late to the party on this one but I just had a colleague show me the social media interface on Mashable.com today. On every other site when you want to share a piece of content you have to pick through a long line of small icons to find the one you want. As a designer I have never liked that interface because I think it makes every article I write look like the the United Nations with all the nations flags flying out front when they are in session. With Mashable.com you find the content you want to share, rollover the photo in the story then click and drag to it get the social media interface to appear.  Drag it onto your network of choice and you done.  The beauty of this approach is that it retains all of the functionality without any impact on the visual design of the site and it really cleans up the user experience by eliminating that multi-colored line of icons. You could put any site design under the interface and it would still work perfectly.

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