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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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”…

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”…

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…

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…