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.
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?