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Is it just me or did the Facebook Share button that displays the count of shares and likes just stop working over the past few days? The sharing still works, the count of shares no longer displays.

The link that is generated look like this http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u= and the JavaScript file on my page is this http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share

I haven't changed anything and this has worked for years

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The feed dialog, in conjunction with FB.ui, is the new way to accomplish this when using the Javascript SDK. You should considering updating to the new SDK. At which point, you'd be able to display the share count of each url on your site by using Facebook's Graph API. Example Below.

Here is an object the graph API returns for google.com. Notice the total share count.

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