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…