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Twitter Killed the Favorite, Now It Needs a Save Button

Twitter Killed the Favorite, Now It Needs a Save Button

Twitter just killed the favorite – the star you’ve known and loved for years – and replaced it with a “like” in the form of a heart. Does it change a whole lot? Probably not. Fav’ing wasn’t the most important tweet action anyway. That, of course, goes to the retweet. Still, it seems like everyone is pissed. Just take a …

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Don’t Worry, Facebook’s New Dislike Button Won’t Be the Awful, Mean-Spirited Thing You Imagine

Don’t Worry, Facebook’s New Dislike Button Won’t Be the Awful, Mean-Spirited Thing You Imagine

After years and years of clamoring by a certain subset of the userbase, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is finally building a “dislike” button. Is this a good idea? Who knows? Facebook does a lot of things – some of them work and some of them don’t. What I do know is that the much-publicized dislike button will not be …

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Facebook Dislike Button Is Actually Happening

Facebook Dislike Button Is Actually Happening

Soon, you’ll be able to express that you don’t like something on Facebook. The social media unicorn is coming, according to Mark Zuckerberg. You’ve asked for it for years and years, and now the company is finally building a dislike button. Surprised? You should be. For years Zuck and company have resisted the many calls from users to give them …

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Dislike Button Still Isn’t Happening, but Zuckerberg Is Open to Buttons for ‘Broader Range of Emotions’

As we’ve touched on before, you’re never going to get a true ‘dislike’ button. There are a lot of reasons why you’re never going to get one, despite much of the Facebook-using public clamoring for one for quite some time. For one, you have to realize that the ‘like’ button is not there for you. It wasn’t made for you. …

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Facebook Dislike Button ‘Came Up a Lot’, but Nixed from the Get-Go

The Facebook ‘Dislike’ button is a sort of social media unicorn for some users. It’s never existed, it’s never going to exist, yet there are still people out there clamoring for it. Not only that, but plenty of those users routinely fall into traps involving ‘dislike button’ hoaxes. It’s not as much of an issue as it was, oh let’s …

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Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of)

Facebook users have long begged for a dislike button, because honestly, there’s a whole lot of content to dislike in the News Feed. Facebook has always resisted, however, opting not to spread negativity throughout the world’s largest social network. Well, they’re letting in a little bit of negativity now. No, they haven’t given users a proper like button, but they’ve …

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Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button?

Sometimes, a “like” doesn’t really mean “like” – or it least it’s not supposed to come across like that. When you posted that your dog Roscoe died and that you were going to miss him forever, because he was such a little snugglebums – I wanted to like it. I wanted to like it because I like you, and I …

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Kickstarter Gets a Like Button for Project Updates

You could always show your support for a specific Kickstarter project by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter, or of course backing it with some of your hard-earned cash. Now, you can show you’re on board with the latest news from project creators by clicking Kickstarter’s new like button. According to Kickstarter, the new like button will appear in three …

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Facebook Adds Quick Like Reply to Mobile Messages, Prevents You from Having to Use the Dreaded ‘K’

It’s a small update, but an interesting one. Facebook has added a new like button reply option inside mobile messaging that lets you confirm, like, agree with, basically give a generic positive affirmation to any message with one tap. The new like reply option only appears when you receive a message on Facebook’s iOS and Android apps, plus m.facebook.com. Just …

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Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Human Facebook Like on Ice

Ever wondered what nearly 2,500 people standing on a frozen lake in the shape of a Facebook “like” looks like? Of course you have. Well, wonder no more. In an attempt to set a world record, 2.493 residents of Luleå, Sweden gathered atop a frozen lake in the shape of a giant Facebook thumbs up. The Luleå residents were actually …

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Twitter Replaces “Favorite” with “Like,” “Star” for Some Users

Would you rather “like” a tweet than “favorite” it? What about the word “star?” Does that sound better than “favorite?” You should start thinking about which one you prefer, because you may have to complain to Twitter in the future. That’s because the social media service is reportedly testing out new terminology for their “favorite” feature for tweets. Spotted by …

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Like-A-Hug Makes Facebook Likes Mean a Little More

Facebook just announced that they’ve hit one billion monthly active users. As a part of that milestone, the company also told us that in the last three and a half years (approximately), Facebook users have hit the “like” button over 1.13 trillion times. Let that sink in for a second. 1.13 trillion likes. With that kind of cultural dominance, the …

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Should Facebook Likes Be Protected As Free Speech?

Is clicking the “like” button on Facebook, something millions of users do dozens of times every single day, an act of protected free speech? According to the purveyors of the like button, yes, it most certainly is. Facebook makes this assertion in a brief filed in support of a Deputy Sheriff who was fired, he says, because he liked his …

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Facebook Looks to Promote Interest Lists with Drop-Down Like Menu on Pages

If you’ve recently “liked” a new page, you may have noticed a new menu that appears as soon as you click. For some users, clicking on “like” or hovering over “like” on a page prompts a new drop-down menu that allows them to add the page to an Interest List, toggle its visibility, and unlike. The first interesting thing about …

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Facebook Unveils Recommendations Bar For Sites, Says It’ll Drive 3x the Traffic

Today, Facebook is launching a new social plug-in that they say will significantly drive up clicks on other articles in your network. It’s called the Recommendations Bar, and it mimics some fo the recommended articles pop-ups that sites have employed on their own – except this one, of course, is heavily integrated with Facebook. If you install the Recommendations Bar …

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Facebook Is Putting Words In Users’ Mouths By Promoting Content From Pages They Like

There’s a new feature making its way to the Facebook News Feed that has some people up in arms. And while I’m usually the first to defend Facebook against the wrath of whiny, misinformed, overreactions from the Facebook population – I have to say that this time, they may have a reason to be upset. You may or may not …

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Facebook Working To Monetize The “Like” Button

With Facebook’s stock price making a slow recovery following the spectacular disaster that was the social network’s IPO, the company is reportedly looking to beef up its revenue. Facebook is reportedly in talks with TV executives on monetizing Facebook’s “Like” button for videos. The details of the plan are a little unclear, but according to the New York Post, Facebook …

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You May Soon Be “Wanting” Things On Facebook

It looks like brands with highly desirable products may soon have a new way to promote their wares on Facebook, and it won’t cost them an extra dime. According to a find by Tom Waddington, Facebook is testing a “Want” button. The plugin would apparently work in the same way as the “like” button on sites. Here’s an example of …

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Like My Status or I Will Punch You in the Face

Sometimes, liking a particular status on Facebook can get you into trouble. For instance, let’s say your friend posts that she is having the worst day of her life. It might seem as though “liking” that status is kind of funny. You would be right, it is funny – but you can expect to be called a four letter word …

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Facebook Still Dislikes the Concept of Disliking

One of the grand new things coming to Facebook (according to Facebook) is the open graph and “frictionless sharing.” Not only does Facebook want to be the place where everything you do around the web is shared, but they also want it to be super-easy to do so. This means removing some of those permission screens required before you share …

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Facebook Becoming Too Big For Anyone To Question

I’ve seen a lot of angst over the past week about Facebook’s moves to open up your data to other applications.

To really understand how huge these changes are I had to get away from Silicon Valley and come and hang out with the geeks in Kinneret, Israel where famous VC Yossi Vardi is throwing an exclusive camp for geeks and successful business innovators.

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