March 1, 2011 Do I Want to ‘Share’ You When I Just ‘Like’ You? Facebook Changes the Like Function
Facebook, ever tweaking their features, has decided to give the ‘Share’ button functionality to the ‘Like’ Button. This means that instead of just giving the thumbs-up to a status and/or link, now when you click ‘Like’ the entire link will appear on your page– full story, headline, thumbnail and all. This is a much greater commitment than the old way to ‘like’ something.
If you use lots of links to your posts to get traffic to your other online destinations– blog, network, videos– this is good news. The change will probably result in more visitors, perhaps a bigger audience. But this likely also means that Facebook folk will be more discriminating about who and what they ‘like’, and rightly so.
Go to Inside Facebook for the whole scoop!