Facebook turns 'like' button into sharing tool

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Now where’s that ‘unlike’ button when you need it. Before you had to click the ‘share’ button to publish someone else’s posts, pictures or links on your own Facebook page. Now that’s all set to change, as Facebook alters the function of its ‘like’ button to perform this task instead.

But this wasn’t what you had in mind when you hit ‘like’ on a friend’s picture of their dog, was it? It was only supposed to be a ‘hey, cute pic’ sort of nod, not a statement to the world. But that’s what it will be from now on.

Hit the ‘like’ button now and a full story with a headline, blurb and thumbnail will be posted to your wall. Facebook probably did this to make links to outside sources more prominent, increasing clicks for advertising purposes perhaps. But whereas before it was easy enough to ‘like’ something as a small show of support, now it’s becoming this big declaration, and that’s a different issue completely. I’m guessing there will be a lot less ‘liking’ going on at Facebook from now on.

ShinyJess

4 comments

  • Is Zuckerberg TRYING to go bankrupt? If you can’t “like” a comment, picture or post without the WHOLE wide world, and especially advertisers, seeing it many people will stop clicking that little button. Which sort of defeats the whole purpose of Facebook.

  • Is Zuckerberg TRYING to go bankrupt? If you can’t “like” a comment, picture or post without the WHOLE wide world and especially advertisers seeing it, many people will stop clicking that little button. Which sort of defeats the whole purpose of Facebook.

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