For those inspired by Buzzfeed’s “Your Reaction?” section and looking it to your website, I have both good and bad news: the bad news is that buzzfeed does not provide their badges or “Your Reaction?” for outside websites, but the good news is that there is a great substitute!
Introducing Feelback Reactions!
Taken directly from the plugin page:
“At the end of an article, readers can evaluate the content according to five emotions.
Feelbacks rating system includes related content recommendations and social analytics dashboard. This votes plugin allow any website to engage and grow their traffic, market their content (both internally and externally via facebook share), gain insights, and monetize their traffic.”
You can choose to have text buttons, just like the “Your Reaction” Buttons that appear on Buzzfeed,
Or you can choose to use these adorable emoji like icons for your reactions.
Here is a side by side of Buzzfeed’s “Your Reaction?” and Vicomi’s Feelback Reactions
It’s not an exact replica of Buzzfeed’s “Your Reaction?”, but the idea is the same; both tools provide ways for your users to provide their reaction to your articles in a more complex and complete way than a simple “like” button or five star rating system.
“Though the binary facebook “like” button may have some benefits, giving users more reaction options, not only allows them to engage with the content in a new way, but also provides you, the content creator, a fuller measure of responses. Humans are more complex then just “liking” or “not liking” a post, so use a reaction metric that allows for a wider range of feelings.”
Want to get the Feelback Reactions?
Vicomi offers the Feelbacks on their website as an html code that you can add to any site.
Just register here to get your free html code.