May 11 Facebook: To Like or Not To Like?
As most of us are probably aware, Facebook, along with a myriad of other changes, took away the â€œBecome A Fanâ€ functionality and renamed it â€œLike.â€ Of course, â€œLikeâ€ existed before, but it was something you could do in response to an action. Now, rather than becoming a fan of some business or celebrity, you simply â€œLikeâ€ them.
This became a talking point for us at a meeting last week when we began discussing the semantics of the word â€œLike.â€ When you became a fan of a page, you were then a fan that had â€œfannedâ€ the page. See how that works? However, with the â€œLikeâ€ button, once you have liked the page, do you then become a â€œliker?â€ That seems awkward. Not to mention how desperate it sounds to go around asking people to â€œPlease Like Us.â€
Thatâ€™s when we decided to turn to you, our readers, and see if anyone had any insight as to what we should call these people formerly known as fans. Weâ€™re having a bit of trouble with â€œLikers,â€ and we are hoping that, through our crowdsourced powers combined, we can come up with something a little more elegant.
Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section!