Do you 'Like' on Facebook?

Earlier this month Facebook introduced the like facility which means people can click like after one of their friends has posted a comment, video, note or any other random titbit they thing may be of interest.

Do you 'like' this feature?

Do you 'like' this feature?

Call me cynical, but really, what is the point in this? If I could click a link and see a summary of which items had been liked and by who, with a section showing me my lost popular likers then that maybe, and that’s a small maybe, of interest. As it stands I just see who has clicked like under the posted item and then as soon as a few more entries have relegated that down the list it’s gone, and all my popularity data with it!

Is it also not a bit confusing to add a new feature which has almost the identical name as the application which at one time, and could possibly still be, the most popular on Facebook? I am talking, of course, about the iLike application which lets people build up a music profile on their profile.

Maybe they have more planned for this function in the future, or maybe it was just a knee-jerk reaction to the growing popularity of Twitter, but at the moment it seems a bit pointless and I don’t particularly like, do you?

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Do you 'Like' on Facebook?

  1. I noticed it, and thought it was similar to the ‘thanks’ feature on phpBB forums where you can thank a member for their post; then it shows up in their profile as how many times they’ve been thanked in so many posts. I like your ideas for how they could develop it further.

    The stupid ‘notes’ meme is getting on my nerves moreso though. FB is going the same way as Myspace.

  2. Steve

    I hate the recent influx of notes memes – it’s almost as annoying as when Facebook first started to gain mainstream momentum and people were asking you to be zombies or pirates every 5 minutes. FB do seem to catering to the lowest common denominator which is a 180 degree turn for what made them so appealing.

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