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Back in May this year, Facebook claimed there were 50 million “Likes” made every day. But does the word “like” really describe what people mean when they click the button?
I expect most of us have seen some instances where the word “like” seems inaccurate to some degree. For example, around 3000 people have “liked” a news article about the crash that killed IndyCar racer Dan Wheldon. And with the status update below, what exactly do the 5 people mean when they state that they “like” this Facebook status?
As far as I can see, when someone clicks “like” somewhere on Facebook, it is for one or more of the following reasons:
So, does expressing the fact that you “like” something equate to each of the above?
So the Facebook “Like” covers off 4 and 5…but 1, 2 and in some ways 3 are left wanting. Facebook needs a word that truly encompasses all of the above. As far as I’m aware, that word hasn’t been invented yet, so they have free reign to invent a whole new word…
Do you have any examples of “Like” being used unusually? Do you think Google’s “+1” works better? Or perhaps the commonly seen “thumbs up”? Maybe you think “Like” is just fine how it is! As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts.