I don’t have a Facebook account but many WordPress.com bloggers do and some have been visited the forum fretting about the lack of a Facebook ‘like’ button. Well the news for WordPress.com users is that you can now generate the new Facebook ‘like’ button using GetSocial Live!
Where will the data go?
Now I have made that announcement, I wonder who really needs this button and who has access to the data? Why are Facebook users are so eager to tell the world all the things they like, even when they’re not on the Facebook site?
Welcome to the Facebook-powered Web. By accident, I’d stumbled onto the very thing I’d planned to blog about this morning: Facebook’s “Like” button program — what in hopelessly geeky fashion they call the “Open Graph API” — and what it means for you and me. — Why I, Like, Really Dislike Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button
- Will this means of tracking your product preference result in marketers targeting you as an advertising recipient when you return to the Facebook site?
- Will it result in marketers targeting you as an advertising recipient anywhere else?
More spam – who needs it?
Everyone knows spamming on Facebook not only on fan page walls but throughout the site is a huge problem. How many times do you get Facebook Fan Page requests from people you actually know? Will use of the ‘like’ button be likely to result in less spam or more?
The advantage of this new tool is that you don’t need any fancy coding. Just fill up a simple wizard , and paste the embed code in, just like you do with Youtube, etc.However, this simplicity has a cost: Users can be tricked into “Like”ing pages they’re not at. — Deceiving Users with the Facebook Like Button
Facebook “dislike” button
If you’re a Firefox user and want a ‘dislike’ button to inject a little democracy in the what’s fast becoming the spam capital of the world then the good news is there’s an add-on for this purpose. — FaceMod – Facebook Dislike Button (The Original) 1.1
Are you using the Facebook ‘like’ button?
If so can you questions I posed above?
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