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Facebook's Like Button Gets an Upgrade

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Msg#: 4274059 posted 4:53 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Facebook's Like Button Gets an Upgrade [news.cnet.com]

Is Facebook getting ready to show its Share button the door?

The social-networking giant recently released an update that adds Share button functionality to the Like button, perhaps presaging the phasing out of the Share button. When a Facebook user clicks the Like or Recommend button on a third-party site, a full feed story with headline, blurb, and thumbnail is generated on the user's wall. Users will also have the option of commenting on it.

Previously, unless third-party publishers chose the Like with Comment version of the button for their site, users got only a link to the story in their recent activity section on their wall. Now the Like, Share, and Recommend buttons will all generate the full story with headline, blurb, and thumbnail.



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Msg#: 4274059 posted 12:54 am on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Does this mean we really need to use the Facebook metatags?

<meta property=”og:tag name” content=”tag value”/>
<meta property=”og:description” content=”"/>

Will Facebook not read the description metatag of the site? I'm confused


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Msg#: 4274059 posted 6:00 am on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Facebook will read what it can from the page tags, like title and description, but you will want to provide things like a thumbnail image in particular.


Msg#: 4274059 posted 5:25 am on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

This can be very useful in promoting some websites. :-)

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