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    Kristy Schirmer

    I agree with you Melissa, I don’t support this move, and optimistically wait to see if Twitter will replace shares with another metric that might be more useful? Seeing Twitter shares is helpful from a reader perspective to know whether something is worth reading, or sharing!

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      Mitchell

      Exactly, Kristy. We could see which articles were popular and on which platforms they were being shared the most – very helpful insights.

      Unfortunately, we could not see the point in only having Facebook or Google+ share counts, as a large number of Croakey shares are done via Twitter. If there’s nothing to compare then it is a bit pointless. All share counts have been removed but we, like the many sites out there that have used this facility, really hope that Twitter reinstates a comparative metric that is as useful and one that we can afford.

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