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ShareThis - Share icon

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ShareThis - Share icon

A share icon is a user interface icon intended to convey to the user a button for performing a share action. It is represented by a less-than sign terminating with dots.

A share icon was introduced in 2006, known as the Share Icon, quad-licensed under the GPL, LGPL, BSD license, and Creative Commons Attribution 2.5, used by ShareThis. ShareThis produces widgets for accessing social networking services from a single pop-up menu. This icon is now trademarked and cause for controversy due to it being subject to take-down notices by ShareThis despite its license.


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Internet Icons and Symbols.

ShareThis - Share icon is part of the Sharing icons group.

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"ShareThis - Share icon." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Jul 2020. <https://www.symbols.com/symbol/sharethis---share-icon>.

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