The FB post created via the blurblog Share button is quite a bit uglier than when you use the old-style Share on Facebook link. Compare.
Yeah, I considered both, but I like the first one better. That particular example is poor, but others are just like Twitter. I think they work better as text links, instead of as meta-data links.
I’ll be A/B testing that at some point soon, so the winner will clearly be data driven. For now it’s the text style.
Just my 2c. I prefer several things about the second style.
It says I’m sharing “a link”. Which I am. This means it is being represented the way FB conventions say it should be.
The style is consistent with links to articles shared from other news sites.
You get a thumbnail. Most posts have an image in them and this really helps make the links look attractive in your feed.
Because FB knows I’m sharing a link, there is a Share option.
So long as the original FB share method is around I’ll use that instead, even though it is a few extra clicks.