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Facebook Like

A button placed on websites and blogs that Facebook members click to receive the latest posts from those venues on their personal Facebook News Feed. A Like Box can also be added to a Web page that provides a scrolling window into the organization's Facebook Page. The Like Button and Like Box are called "social plugins." See Facebook.


Like Us to Get a Tech Term
This button on the Computer Language Company website is a link to the company's Facebook page. Members who click the Like button on that page get a link to a CDE definition every day in their News Feed.







Advertise or Buy
Facebook itself is a major venue for ads that draw members to Facebook business pages, and targeted ad campaigns are paid by number of impressions or click-throughs. There are also countless services that offer Facebook fans in bulk for a flat fee, many of which are scams that do not deliver real people or any Likes at all for that matter. The image above is from Freelancer.com in October 2011, showing requests for "over the top" numbers of Likes. See clickjacking.
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Social media analysts argue that it's not just about the quantity of Facebook likes, it's about the quality.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Research shows that intimate personal attributes can be predicted with high levels of accuracy from 'traces' left by seemingly innocuous digital behavior, in this case Facebook Likes. Study raises important questions about personalized marketing and online privacy.
Social Exchange campaign promotes the use of Facebook Likes as social currency.
The study, 'Senatorial Postscript: Campaign talk, predicting winnability from Facebook likes and other big data analyses,' was presented on May 23 by Montiel and coauthor Joshua Uyheng, a Ph.D.
The hacker also distributed photos of alleged click farms - businesses that help boost social media presence for a fee - as well as a screenshot of an alleged email from Duong Dara, a member of Hun Sen's social media team, quoting the cost of buying Facebook likes to the premier.
He said in a statement carried by local media that buying fake Facebook likes was tantamount to fraud.
The results yielded five Facebook likes, three Twitter followers, and two new email addresses.
It would have been quieter had Facebook likes not turned out to be so revealing.
By mid-November 2017, BBC World took the lead in the number of Facebook likes as well as followers on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, while MBC Group had the highest number of YouTube subscribers on its channel.
In addition, users can respond to emoticons that are equivalent to Facebook likes.
How far can you go for Facebook likes? And how far is too far?