Sharing movie page on a blog

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On each movie page there is an option to share to facebook, twitter, email or check-in (whatever that is). However as there are other social media platforms out there other that facebook and twitter (yeah shocking I know) could we have additional sharing options available.

For example blogs, Specifically in my case wordpress, I would like to share a movie page there and maybe write a review on the movie, but I cannot see a way of doing that. can those options be added? 
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Hi Steve,

It would be great if IMDb provided an interface to more social media sites beyond Facebook and Twitter.

First of all, let's address what you can do in the interim. Later in this post I will describe what is currently in place and a potential upgrade.

It is easier to use a concrete example than to just describe the process. For the purposes of this example, I am using The Shawshank Redemption
(1994).

Effectively the social media interfaces provide a more convenient means of sharing information from any specific website with a social media platform. At the very minimum the interface provides a link to the webpage and a brief description.

Work around: what you currently can do

If you wish to share information about The Shawshank Redemption (1994) on WordPress, you could copy the title, a link and the plot synopsis:
The Shawshank Redemption
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Some social media sites expand links (URLs) when entered. For instance on Google+, when I enter the link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/ into the "Share what's new window" ...


... it shows a poster and the title:

IMDb's Current Implementation

The Share button you reference appears towards the top of a title page.


When you click on the gray "Share..." button you should see:


When you click on the Facebook, Twitter, E-mail or Check in buttons a pop-up window will appear specific to the application. For the purposes of this example, I will only demonstrated the Twitter and Check in applications.

Twitter

When you click on the Twitter button, a pop up similar to the following will appear. You can edit the text and click the Tweet button.


Check in

When you click on the yellow Check in button, the title is added to your Check in list on IMDb.



You should briefly see a confirmation message "Added to Your Check-Ins. View".


If you click on View, you will see your Check-ins list. This is a list of titles you are currently watching.


Share this Rating

On the right side of a title page is the "Share this Rating" panel.



If you click Show HTML, you should see the HTML for IMDb's ratings plug in:


When you click View more styles, you will see additional styles.


When I paste this code into my Google blogger page (http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/02/test-imdb-plug-in.html), I get the following. You could potentially copy this code to your WordPress blog.

Potential Upgrade

IMDb could potentially do something similar to what Get Satisfaction does to link to social media.

You may notice these social media buttons on this page. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are readily available.

If you click the plus ("+") button, you will see an expanded collection of social media sites including WordPress.

This social media application is available through:
http://www.addthis.com/

Publicizing your Idea

IMDb sets the priority of implementing ideas based on how difficult it would be to implement the idea and the popularity of the idea. I recommend that you ask friends, families and associates to get accounts on Get Satisfaction and click on the "Like" button in the upper right hand corner of this thread. I've already clicked the like button. You may also wish to respectfully publicize this idea on social media including your WordPress blog.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add more social sharing.

Have you thought about making IMDb like more of a social media site? I'm sure you have. But we could make it a little more like LinkedIn. Make it feel more open to the public. A near encouragement to build momentum for more people to get people involved in film. Amateur film makers become discovered through IMDb. Dreams become realities. And yes, there is already a setting where you can contact their agents. Make the setting more advertised. This could even be a more mature version of YouTube. Have the Amateur IMDB awards/film festival to generate money and publicity. It could be a huge step up for IMDB.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb & Social Networking - overhaul needed.

IMDb has been around so long and refined so many times that competing services will likely never catch up.  IMDb is THE "go to" source for movie and TV information, IMO.

However, IMDb has a lot of room to grown in terms of Social Networking.  If it's not going to be social, that's okay; but if it's going to tease us with lists, profiles, polls, reviews, etc., then it needs to go ahead and fill in the blanks.

The current status of all things social at IMDb is very convoluted and fragmented.  I would like to see the addition of or improvements related to the following:
  • Build on the use of Compared to you statistics.  Allow searching and sorting of other users to find the most similar users (overall or possibly by genre, location, age, etc.).
  • Lists pages do not have mobile or m.imdb/xxx formating.  This is needed as most of being social is on mobile devices and on the go.
  • Refine the interface for message boards and following friends.  The current interface is reminiscent of Usenet from the early 1990s.  It should be upgraded to work and look closer to the modern streams and comment sections that are common today.
These are just a few ideas.  Perhaps you have some as well.  Please share.