Share: The Icon No One Agrees On
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
What do each of these symbols have in common? They are all trying to convey the exact same action - share! Sharing to a social network or via email is a ubiquitous action nowadays but designers have still not been able to reach a consensus on what symbol to use to represent it. Not only does each major platform use a different icon, but they've each witnessed changes over the years.
And none of them are great. So we'll all keep iterating.
Yes, and it's still broken to this day in ios 6 and 7. If you take a picture, you used to be able to click immediately on that picture and share it. NO longer.
That's awful. Hopefully iOS 8 fixes that?