Social Media Icon Pack Oversights

On the Links page on my site, I have provided links to my accounts on various social media sites. I’ve had that page up since the beginning. I had once downloaded a creative pack of icons, but the collection didn’t have everything I needed, so I had to make a few of them myself and wedge them in with the others. I recently thought it would be a good idea to update my social media icons.

This morning I browsed countless websites and archives of social media icon packs. The creativity and design of the icons I found are all astonishingly good. People have clearly put a lot of hard work and detail into creating them. I applaud them.

The problem is, not a single one of them fully has what I need. Not one icon pack that I’ve found contains icons for both Instagram and Foursquare. Barely any carry an Instagram icon, for some odd reason. And I cannot find a single icon pack with a Foursquare icon. Why is that? I find that puzzling, since some of the most recent icon packs still provide icons for antiquated networks like FriendFeed or Google Buzz. I see no reason to include those this day in age. Even huge icon packs containing 60+ icons have no offering for Instagram or Foursquare. I find this completely unacceptable.

I suppose that for now I will have to continue rocking the icons that I’ve had on my Links page for years. It isn’t possible to mix and match different icon sets to represent the networks that I want. That wouldn’t be uniform, and it would look ridiculous. I challenge someone to create a slick icon pack that actually has the services that I want!

Author: Craig Tisinger


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