April 26th, 2010 by Andy Merchant
Let me begin by being clear from the off that by ‘Like button’, I’m not referring to the Facebook share icon that you see on various blog posts, an example of which can be seen on the right-hand side of this post. I’mÂ actually referring to the range of news stories that are shared via Facebook share icons called Like Button.
The Like button has a set of miniature Facebook type pages set inside it. The first page you come to has a general subset from news sites such as CNN, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal etc. This can easily be changed to sub categories such as Technology.
Inside each miniature news fan page you get a breakdown of the news from that source, as well as a summary of how many times it has been shared on Facebook. Another nice addition is the ability to search on who is talking about that brand’s news within Facebook.
- Great selection of new categories and sources, and you can also request more
- Clean and functional design
- Excellent search functionality
- A good source of trending topics
- The ability to add your own site and find out how many times your content has been shared on Facebook
- The name is not ideal. I would have preferred a more relevant title such as: Most shared news (on Facebook)
This is certainly a site that I will be visiting again and recommending to my colleagues and clients alike.