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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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6 ( ANI ): Facebook 'likes' are automatically being added to web pages even if a user has not clicked a like button, or even visited the page in question, it has been revealed.
The Like button lets users share pages from your site back to their Facebook profile with one click.
Websites currently using the Like button will be automatically upgraded to the new button.
If you are currently using the old Like button, you'll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of our roll out," says Facebook in a blog post.
According to the Daily Mail, celebrities, organizations and brands all vie for fans to show their support by clicking the Like button on Facebook.
Likes will only be shared when a person takes the explicit action of clicking the Like button, giving shoppers complete control over what is shared with friends.
As with other instances of the like button, when a shopper likes a brand, that brand can publish updates and deals directly to the shopper's News Feed, spreading what is being dubbed "Like Love.
Facebook's like button appears next to many different types of content on the site, which when clicked by someone results in the announcement to be posted on his or her profile saying that the user likes that piece of content, and over 3 billion likes and comments are registered the same way on the website, the paper said.
Make it official with our prominently featured Facebook Like button integration
The social networking giant last month announced redesigning its iconic Share and Like buttons.