5 ♺ reposts are sometimes part of the information about a post displayed on the post itself, sometimes in a post footer, like a total number repost responses, icons of recent reposters, or even a datetime ordered list of reposts.
Note: if you're looking for information about a repost itself, see:
By displaying a summary of reposts of your post, you show that there are (and can be more) some light interaction with your post. It also shows immediate feedback to those that have responded to your posts with their own indie repost responses.
How to display
When a post receives a webmention from a repost, it can choose to display it similar to a favoriting/liking of that post, as well as optionally displaying a number of reposts.
The following posts display information about "reposts of" somewhere in their footer / comments, either a count of reposts of the post, and/or listings of the actual reposts of in time sequence order with other activity on the post.
Aaron Parecki since ????-??-?? displays reposts after the content of his posts:
Barnaby Walters since ????-??-?? displays reposts of posts inline with other responses after the content of his posts:
- example via Bridgy: http://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/4V9AxW/
Pelle Wessman uses webmention.herokuapp.com to display a realtime facepile of reposts under each post on his blog, since 2014-12-30. webmention.herokuapp.com can also show likes mixed with the rest of the responses when facepiles has been opted out of.
- Facepiles example from Kevin Marks, who also uses webmention.herokuapp.com: http://www.kevinmarks.com/
Sebastiaan Andeweg uses Kirby with his own take on the webmentions plugin to display reposts and other interactions under his posts. Displays in the same facepile as likes, but with a repost-icon instead of a heart. Example:
pfefferle is working on displaying "reposts of" for the wordpress plugin
David Shanske Displays reposts using the Post Kinds plugin. Example: https://david.shanske.com/2016/08/07/sullivan-county-international-airport/
Facebook calls repost posts, "shares". Facebook posts have a repost icon underneath their content, with a count after it.
They also cluster notifications about reposts of a post. Clicking on such a clustered notification takes you to a page listing all reposts of your post in chronological order, each with their own comments, likes. E.g.
Facebook's "share posts" are dynamic / hot-inlined! That is, if you share someone's post, and then afterwards they edit it, your shared copy (if it even is a copy) is edited too! Example: (not sure if this is an any-logged-in-user or only logged-in-friends link) https://www.facebook.com/shares/view?id=10101755232551693
Twitter calls repost posts, "retweets". Tweet permalinks have a retweet icon underneath their content, and also show facepile of recent retweeters. If you're logged in you can click and see a list of the reposters.