Facebook Has Banned Likes-For-Content

Yesterday, Facebook tweaked its Platform Policies, and while some of the changes are subtle, there's one which is very welcome: from now, the concept of offering access to apps or content in return for Likes is banned. » 8/08/14 5:53am 8/08/14 5:53am

Facebook Likes Are Officially Free Speech, Says US Appeals Court

Good news for you indiscriminate Facebookers. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Facebook likes are protected speech under the First Amendment. Like away. » 9/18/13 12:57pm 9/18/13 12:57pm

It's Easy To Seem Popular When A Virus Gives You Instagram Followers

There are always those greedy people who would wish for more wishes from a genie. They're what's wrong with this whole internet fairy tale. And now they're using malware developed for pilfering credit card numbers to give out likes and followers on Instagram. For a price, of course. » 8/18/13 9:27am 8/18/13 9:27am

These Heartbreaking Ads Show How Useless Facebook Likes Can Be

We toss around likes as if they were high fives on the Internet. As affirmation of people doing the right thing. As oh hey look cool. As being silly and ironic. As the digital form of support. As a hug. As a fist bump. But what do those thumbs up actually do? Boosts someone's ego? Spreads your online seed? In… » 6/29/13 1:00am 6/29/13 1:00am

Your Facebook Like Is Worth $174.17

Are you generous with your Facebook Likes? Do you click that thumbs up button for anything that even just slightly amuses you? Maybe you should start charging for liking things. According to a study, your Likes of a brand on Facebook are worth about $174.17 to that brand. » 4/27/13 1:00am 4/27/13 1:00am

Don't "Like" Companies on Facebook Or You'll Embarrass Yourself

The thing you Like on Facebook matter more than ever because of its new super search—they're easier to uncover. They might come back to haunt you. We're all going to see them more. Here's how to protect yourself. » 1/23/13 1:40pm 1/23/13 1:40pm

How Are Dead People Liking Stuff on Facebook?

Have you noticed your friends liking stuff on Facebook that you know they don't like? Yes? No? Well, have you seen some people like stuff on Facebook even though they're... dead? It's happening. And it's because of a weird underworld of fake Facebook Likes. » 12/11/12 9:00pm 12/11/12 9:00pm

This Obama Celebration Is the Most-Liked Facebook Photo Ever

Early this morning, with this simple, joyful photograph, Barack Obama scored yet another victory: the most-liked Facebook photo of all time. » 11/07/12 8:36am 11/07/12 8:36am

Using Facebook Without Numbers Is Like Growing Up Without Peer Pressure

You might not think of it at first but Facebook actually has a ton of numbers to it. Notifications, likes, friends, mutual friends, comments and so on and so on. There's always some number hovering over you, influencing you so what if you used Facebook... without numbers? » 10/23/12 8:00pm 10/23/12 8:00pm

Facebook Is Reading Your Messages and Liking Things For You (Updated:…

You might think clicking "Like" is the only way to stamp that public FB affirmation on something—you're wrong. Facebook is checking your private messages and automatically liking things you talk about. Update: Sort of. » 10/04/12 10:41am 10/04/12 10:41am

What Facebook Deals with Everyday: 2.7 Billion Likes, 300 Million…

If you were ever curious to how many photos get uploaded to Facebook everyday or how many likes happen across the entire social network or the sheer size of data booking the face is responsible for, look no further. Facebook gave a state of the union (of sorts) that detailed just how big Facebook data is. » 8/22/12 10:30pm 8/22/12 10:30pm