The ubiquitous “Like”

Dustin Luther notes a simple WordPress plugin that embeds that Facebook “Like” button on every blog article.

facebook like button

Which then gets shared on Dustin’s Facebook page:

Facebook Dustin Luther

Facebook, an arena where people talk about ice cream flavors, is now positioned to become a news distributor similar to how Twitter is used for distributing links. Why? Because liking something is essentially one click. Like will become ubiquitous. And as we know, Facebook’s Open Graph will capture every Like to create a massive personal preferences database that spans over a population of 400 million + and counting. Now if there is only a “ReLike” button.

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email pkitano@gmail.com.