Facebook announced their impending internet domination today at the F8 conference. One interesting thing is the ability to add a facebook “like” button to any page on the internet:
This simple bit of social proofing immediately adds credibility to a page in the eyes of a user – Hey! My friends like this, it must be worth a read. That said, they’ve done a lot more. Their graphing API aims to link every piece of information that a user creates online back to their profile. This could get interesting.
Facebook Like Button API
- The ‘Like’ button being absolutely everywhere by the end of the week
- Shoddy marketers creating static images of the like button icon at the top of their pages.
- Someone figuring out how to game the figures or creating a fake version by legitimately using the user’s friend data to create a spoof ‘like’ button.
After some initial messing my biggest problem is that the button itself seems to take up a lot of space with the default settings. I’m sure the CSS-savvy can style it to their heart’s content.