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BizReport : Search Marketing : June 17, 2010

What's not to Like? Facebook button spreads

That little, blue "thumb up" icon is getting everywhere and just when you thought it couldn't possibly find somewhere else to pop up - it does. Today, Facebook's "Like" button gets a new location.

by Helen Leggatt

like button image.jpgFacebook users can now "Like" comments on statuses they've already "Liked". The button has infiltrated the Internet and found its way in to stores, review sites and even news content. Now it has found its way into users' conversations.

From today, not only can you "Like" a status, but you can also display your appreciation for comments left on a status, or news feed, and "Like" individual responses.

"Whether it's a witty remark, a great point in a discussion or a helpful answer to someone's question, clicking the "Like" button within comments now makes it simple to show your appreciation for all types of content on Facebook," writes Tom Whitnah on the official Facebook blog.

Facebook thinks that "comments" and "Like" go together like "peanut butter and jelly" and they're probably right. However, while they continue in their quest to have a "Like" button on every page across the Internet, they continue to ignore requests by Facebook users to implement a "Dislike" button.

Tags: Facebook, Like, social network

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