The New Facebook Like Button: DISLIKE
Let's take a moment to talk about something other than Charlie Sheen. Let's talk about Facebook!
You know that innocent little "Like" button – you click it and a small blurb will pop up on your feed letting your friend's know you Liked something.
But Facebook is going to change all that.
It's kind of complicated but basically what's happening is that Facebook is merging all of the "Share" button's functionality into the "Like" button.
When you "Like" something it's going to post a full preview to your profile and insert it into all of your friend's feeds. It's a little weird. I mean, just because I "Like" something doesn't mean that I want to share it with all of my friends. I might "Like" a photo that a friend posts, doesn't mean I want to share it with everyone I'm linked to on Facebook.
Also, I might find a story about Prostate Cancer very interesting and want to share it with all of my friends… but I don't want to click that I "Like" it to do so. That seems pretty creepy.
Ultimately it's not really THAT big of a deal. You can always go into your feed and delete any posts that you don't want to share with your friends.
So why are they doing this? Money.
They don't want you to just "Like" something, they want you to share it with all of your friends and encourage them to all visit and "Like" their page, or article, or album, or celebrity, or rockstar, or whatever as well. This makes marketers happy and ultimately means more money for Facebook.
There will still be a "Share" button but Facebook would rather you click the "Like" button as a way to tell all your friends what you think is cool.
People are obsessed with the "Like" button. Soon we'll be able to "Like" that someone clicked "Like" on someone's "Like."
What do you think about the new Facebook "Like" button. Do you "Like" it? Tell us in the comments below.