I recently added five share options to our Chinese developerWorks site. These are popular social tagging sites within the People's Republic of China, where Twitter and Facebook are still blocked. You can see the new additions by expanding the dW China footer as shown here:
You can see we left links to the blocked sites. Our metrics show that a small, but significant, number of Chinese-speaking users reside outside the PRC and are able to use Twitter and Facebook to share dW China content.
To include the links, I did the following:
- Set class value to pull in the appropriate site icon as a background image for each new link.
You can use firebug to view the actual code I used.