Facebook Open Graph: I try a Like button

Ian Lurie

So, with Facebook’s big Open Graph announcement, I decided to create a ‘Like’ button. This likes my whole blog. So, if you like my blog, show it! Click the button:

I’ll be writing a bit about Open Graph and why I think it’s important, too.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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  1. I guess I understand the overall concept of the “like” button from Facebook. I just don’t think they rolled it out that well. Some of the previous “Become a fan” links/widgets from FB that people had on their site now just say “Like” and have a number next to it. It’s a little out of context and doesn’t make much sense for the smaller guys who aren’t paying attention. Maybe it’s a small issue. I like the idea overall, just think it should have been a new widget / new idea instead of changing the “fan” concept.

  2. @rexolio I think the bigger implications are for apps and app developers. But the ‘Like’ button, in the right context, could be powerful. A lot of my clients are publications – if they can tie their publications in to Facebook’s huge audience, they can get in front of a lot more people.

  3. FYI, the Like button doesn’t work via RSS in my newsreader. No biggie, i just opened the link in FF and clicked it 😀

  4. I tend to agree with rexolio, it seems they rushed into rolling it out, I understand the concept,is to get more people share/like more content outside FB on FB, but I think it could have been done better, for example that is how it looks on my page on FB when I clicked “like” on this blog (Ahmed likes Conversation Marketing on Conversation Marketing.)
    What I like about it, that it gives FB users some exposure on other site as well.I do like having my name & photo on conversation marketing!

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