Facebook to add 'Like' button for the web

Facebook will offer a new 'Like' button this week for websites. Content creators can embed the button on their site and users can click it and share the site with their friends through their Facebook feed.

The announcement is expected to come at f8, Facebooks annual conference which begins Wednesday. Some think this feature and some of the other new features Facebook will be adding are going to help them offer more targeted advertising.

“All the products we are launching at F8 are focused on giving developers and entrepreneurs ways to make the web more social,” said the spokesperson. “We have no announcements or changes planned to our ad offering and policies.”

It's not clear yet though how this new feature will differ from the current feature that allows you to share a link.

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Apparently they've changed back to "Become a fan", I really hope it's not just because people started crying straight away! Like within ten minutes of the change there was a group called "I want the become a fan back" or something like that.

I would really like it if Facebook allowed Dislikes on the content on their site.
There are a lot of times I'd like to show my disfavor for some of my friends actions.

this could be cool. Time will tell.

They ruined it. They made Like too much. Now instead of "Becoming a Fan" of groups on FB. You "Like" groups and now a lot of groups become no sense no more.

As usual, still ignoring what their audience actually wants - a dislike button. Ahh well, Facebook has never really cared about what their users want, why start now? As long as the ads sell everything else is irrelevant.

Just another button that is gonna appear on roughly every single mainstream news site. Soon there'll be more buttons prompting you to "digg this" or "tweet this" than there will be words in the article.

Ugh... it's gonna take most of them longer to say "you can tweet, dig, like, yadda yadda this story on our website (shameless plug)" than it is to actually REPORT the story.

Mike Chipshop said,
Personally i like the fact that we have a vast array of ways to propagate our content around the web

I think you are right there.

cybertimber2008 said,
I hope it allows dislikes too.

It won't, see reasoning why Neowin didn't add negative rep. People can all too easily vote someone down, while they'll think before voting someone up.

Chasethebase said,

It won't, see reasoning why Neowin didn't add negative rep. People can all too easily vote someone down, while they'll think before voting someone up.

True, and too much of a problem with trolls as well.