Facebook made the anticipated change to day, removing the Become a fan Button and instead having people “like” a Fanpage.
I am okay with this as it a simple change in terms, am wondering if the Fanpage term will be gone altogether as well. Many of my clients have an issue with gaining ‘fans’ especially if they are not a celebrity, but a local or global business. The term Fan can have such a different connotation to some people. I think everyone will be happy with “Like”.
Here are the explanations from Facebook which can be found on their website. What are your thoughts… is this one of those annoying Facebook changes or a good one? Post a comment here and share your thoughts.
—– Notes from Facebook
Why did “Become a Fan” change to “Like”?
To improve your experience and promote consistency across the site, we’ve changed the language for Pages from “Fan” to “Like.” We believe this change offers you a more light-weight and standard way to connect with people, things and topics in which you are interested.
What does it mean to “Like” a Page?
When you click “Like” on a Page, you are making a connection to that Page. The Page will be displayed in your profile, and in turn, you will be displayed on the Page as a person who likes that Page. The Page will also be able to post content into your News Feed.
Can I still “Like” a News Feed story about my friends Liking Pages?
No. When you see a Feed story about a friend Liking a Page, there will be no feedback links below that story. However, if you hover over the Page name, you will see a small preview of the Page and the number of other people who have also Liked that Page. You can then Like that Page to add it to your profile, or you can click through to the Page itself.
Is there a difference between “Liking” an item a friend posts and “Liking” a Page?
Yes. Liking a Page means you are connecting to that Page. When you connect to a Page, it will appear in your profile and you will appear on the Page as a person who likes that Page. The Page will also be able to post content into your News Feed.
On the other hand, when you click “Like” on a piece of content that a friend posts, you are simply letting your friend know that you like it without leaving a comment.
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