Facebook Changes "Like" Button To "Share" Without Notice & What It Means To You - hypebot

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Webmusicguy

I think it's a great change!! Although I am biased being a website guy for artists ;)

Russ

This will surely backfire. Doing this will make people think twice about liking something so that they don't spam their friends news feeds.

Marjorie Dawson

I most certainly will not be 'likin'g anywhere near as much now. This will not make me one of my contacts most 'liked' people!

Deborah

It sucks!!!!!!!!!!

Secondhand Serenade

Definetly sucks :( the "like" was so much more convenient.

Jude

To like something is a personal action, to share it is a social action. Not everything we 'like' is (for whatever reason) suitable or appropriate for general consumption. This seems like an oppressive action which takes away our right to choose what we share with our social network of family and friends!!!!!

Daniel "Danny Dee" Aguayo

I concur with @Russ

Doyle222

I agree with Jude so much that I was looking for the button to "like" his post

Justin Boland

So what? Facebook knows nobody's ever going to leave and they've made it clear from Day One that they don't care about the opinions of their users. It is a beautifully pure operation like that. We have decades of headlines like this ahead of us, settle in and enjoy the ride into Hive Mind.

Atomic Honey

Exactly right, Jude. Couldn't have said it better myself. Just because I like something doesn't mean others connected to my network will like it--and I don't want to force that upon them.

Atomic Honey

Haha, nice one. I did the same thing.

MHBrown

Facebook's management continues to make mistakes common to fast rising companies. In this case, the corporate hubris is thinking that Facebook is immortal. Silly children. If it continues in this fashion it will follow MySpace into the dust bin of irrelevance and something better, yet invented, will take its place.

ed

it is already rapidly heading into the dustbin.

over the last few weeks there has been this issue with 'Likes' and it has started emailing me whenever someone posts on one of my pages, and sometimes when people post on a page on which I am an admin. Despite many attempts, I can't turn that email function off.

As a musician I have plenty of music friends, and am now constantly bombarded with messages regarding the events to which I have been invited - and facebook have removed the 'ignore all' button so I can no longer avoid it. Now I even get 'updates' when I am invited to an event (several per day). It appears they are slowly but surely making it more like myspace circa 2006. Bad news.

Catherine Hol


It's become like Hotel California ... you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Jackie Henrion

I find this "like" feature annoying. It has definitely caused me to stop "liking" things, because I don't want to annoy friends. Seems like it's following the path of "Marketing Theory" that has caused people I know to stop watching television entirely.

Haha

Does the RC church run this?

Haynes_dave

I have to say it might put me hitting the Like button more often. But with my work hat on here's some interesting docs on how to take advantage of the new Facebook Like button with SoundCloud embeds http://bit.ly/idMh4V

Dylan

So what? Facebook is a social platform, it doesn't define the boundaries of your existence. If you don't like something enough to share it socially, don't do it. Continue to like it privately.

MartinT

Changing this feature will undoubtedly result in more money for them and even more clicks. A younger generation will not give this a thought and thus keep on clicking 'Like'.

Sweb

Striking and instructive content decorate this site, there is always something good to me. Thanks

WebMouth

You dont have any "facebook" rights, you are using someone elses privately developed system. YOu have rights over things you OWN. Dont you know that?

alex

It's like deleting all in-between greys between black and white. Share or die liking it "in privacy" :)))

Mona Harris

No more "liking" anything!!!

Mona Harris

Ditto! And how can I trust that my email address won't be used in some other way that displeases me? When will they let me know THAT?

TARAGIdotCOM

agree on this one, likers will think twice in clicking the like button because the share box will pop up unlike the previous one click and it will automatically posted on liker's wall

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