Facebook to Create Web-Wide 'Like' Button

Quest for world domination continues
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2010 7:38 AM CDT
Facebook to Create Web-Wide 'Like' Button
Soon you'll be able to Like stuff from loads of places.   (?UofSLibrary)

If you've been trying to avoid getting sucked into Facebook (hi, dad!), it looks like it's going to get a whole lot tougher to do so. In its continued quest for world domination, Facebook will announce plans for a web-wide "Like" button on Wednesday, reports the New York Times, and will possibly announce a new, Meebo-like social networking toolbar that sites could integrate into the bottom of their pages.

The developments are intended to turn thousands of other Internet destinations into Facebook satellites, but, as tends to happen more often than not with Facebook, has some clamoring about privacy. The Like button, which would work much like the Share button already does on many sites, would keep a record of what users link to, providing Facebook with even more data—that it would in turn share with publishers, who can use that info to customize your web experience on their site. (More Facebook stories.)

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