This week Facebook rolled out some new tools and cupdates to their Open Graph that lets publishers utilize the new Facebook Like option and other Facebook sharing tools on websites, articles and specific web documents. Selena put together a nice wrap up of the announcements here on SEJ.
I’m happy to announce that we are now testing the Facebook Like button on SEJ posts, and if you look up, you should see it right above this post. If you click on the Like button, you will not only vote on this post, which may one day positively affect our content as an external social citation metric in the upcoming Facebook search algorithm or whichever engine uses the Facebook data … but you will also share your favorite SEJ posts with your Facebook friends.
ESPN.com, IMDB and other major publishers have already launched this tool, and thanks to my good friend Dave Brown, we’re testing a WordPress Plugin that lets any WordPress powered blog add the Facebook Like button as well.
Dave will have a write up about the Plugin here on SEJ next week, but in the meantime, I’d like to ask for reader feedback. How do you Like the Like button?