Comparison of Social Network connectors/Sharing modules

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Comparison of Social Network connectors/Sharing modules:

  • Follow - adds sitewide and per user links that link to various social networking sites. The links reside in two blocks. The Follow Site block lists all the links for the site itself, and by default is visible on all pages. The Follow User block lists all the follow links for the user and is visible only on user profile pages.
  • AddThis - supports multiple links, which are fetched from the network. integrates with AddThis service. provides a popups js box with links
  • AddToAny Share/Bookmark Button - supports multiple links, which are fetched from the network. integrates with AddToAny service. provides a popups js box with links
  • Service links - supports multiple links, which are indexed locally?. lists links in a row. works as both API and as standalone module in the 2.x-dev version
  • Share - both and API and standalone module. integrates with Service links in the 2.x-dev version. allows defining custom links
  • Sharebar - lets you easily add a "floating" social media submission bar on your website (like that found on Mashable) that includes share buttons for the most popular social media websites online such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google +1 Buttons etc
  • ShareThis - supports multiple links. provides a popups js box with link. integrates with Share and Service links in the 2.x-dev version
  • SexyBookmarks - good looking social share buttons. Drupal module is a port of the WordPress plug-in by the same name. D6 and D7, though this is now unsupported an obsolete

For the purpose of allowing sharing to multiple sites, i would recommend at this point the AddThis module, version 3.x-dev, with a close second, AddToAny, version 3.x-dev.

For the most basic need of showing icons that connect to your facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc, the Follow module could be your lightweight solution.

For other solutions see bellow:

(for microblogging see http://groups.drupal.org/node/21479)
http://drupal.org/project/twitter
http://drupal.org/project/buzzthis
http://drupal.org/project/digg
http://drupal.org/project/diggable (Official Digg Inc. module)
http://drupal.org/project/diggthis
http://drupal.org/project/sioc
http://drupal.org/project/activitystream
http://drupal.org/project/addtoany
http://drupal.org/project/facebookshare
http://drupal.org/project/social-share
http://drupal.org/project/gigya
http://drupal.org/project/fb_social
http://drupal.org/project/fblikebutton
https://www.drupal.org/project/easy_social
https://www.drupal.org/project/social_share
https://www.drupal.org/project/socialmedia
https://www.drupal.org/project/on_the_web

Please add further modules, that connect to social networks.

Comparison chart

Module Created Updated Users (2015-02-24) D7 # of targets Service req'd? Docs
Follow 2009-04-29 2014-05-07 29,969 13 README
AddThis 2008-04-07 2014-05-07 29,969 350+ Optional Handbook
Share Buttons 2008-04-15 2014-10-16 19,030 94 Site
Service Links 2005-12-11 2014-07-03 33,569 25 + 49 beta Site
ShareThis 2008-03-09 2015-01-28 45,646 113 Site

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