This might be my first blog post concerning information communication technology and web 2.0 opportunities so keep on reading!
Many readers, who have visit my site before, might have noticed that AlexanderHold.com has evolved slowly in the pace with post being posted, to be well integrated with Facebook. First was the opportunity to share by one click, than the Like button, and latest the integration of commenting with your facebook account.
With the integration of the facebook commenting system, it has become easy to make a comment and I urge you to share your thought when you have read the article down.
The Essence of the Article
What I would like to pay attention to is the well-known “Like” button. More than 500 million facebook users are familiar with the “Like” button and are daily sharing their enthusiasm for various topics and comments by it.
Do you remember when YouTube used a 5 star scale to rate their videos? The point is they do not anymore because a new player had set the standard “Like” from facebook. The trend is either you like it or not, and you are not interested in anything in between. It would be reasonable to assume that the reason for this has to do with the explosion of information we all are confronted with on the web, and there simply is not time to do a deep valuation of what we meet. So either we like it or we do not!
So what about the “Like” button!
The “Like” button has become the webs rating system and it is a great tool for website owners to get a feeling of their readers’ enthusiasm. My latest article: “an Alumni fairy-tale” have got over 50 “Likes” which is a personal record and it shows me that people have found the article worth reading.
There are two sides: the reader and the writer. The reader thereby You will always be in control and there can be various reasons for pressing the “Like” bottom. Some do it with the intention of sharing the source with his or hers friends, but must likely the reader press the “Like” button because he or she likes the content, which is a good thing. Because, the “Like” button is a great tool for the writer to see the satisfaction of the readers and the “Likes” gives the writer motivation to produce even more valuable content.
One thing is that “Likes” encourage the writer to produce more. “Likes” also encourage reads to read the article as reader then knows that a range of people before have enjoyed reading the piece.
So do not forget to press “Like”!
Why you cannot live without!
As a website owner this last section is interesting for you.
All website/blog owners seek praise for their work, either by comments or silly star ranking scales. This might be alright and working for some, but the trend of the web goes elsewhere. As already stated “Like” is the new black and if you are the owner of a website, do not cheat yourself for the great opportunity of the implantation of facebook. Both facebook “Like” and commenting system will spread your articles/posts wide in the facebook community and lead more free traffic to you site, and your cause.
At last do not forget to show your enthusiasm by pressing “Like” and please help me test the new Facebook commenting system. I look forward to hear your opinion?