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How to Get More 'Likes' on Your Start-Up's Facebook Page

Fueled | Posted 02.20.2014 | Small Business
Fueled

Do you remember your first day of school, your heart pounding and palms sweating in the hope of making a new friend? Starting a business is like going back to school all over again, and it's time to make some friends.

How Facebook Likes Get Bought And Sold

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube vi...

Is It Really All About The 'Likes'?

Samantha Mayberry | Posted 02.11.2014 | Teen
Samantha Mayberry

A teenage girl is worth so much more than the amount of likes on her Instagram picture, or the amount of followers she has.

Hey, You Look Different..

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology

"Like" it or not, Facebook just made a big change. Facebook announced changes to their "Share" and "Like" buttons on Wednesday, the first time the ...

People Who Crave Approval More Likely To Use Facebook: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Technology

Looking for a little affirmation that people like you? You may be more likely to head to Facebook in search of "likes," according to a new study. ...

Is Twitter and Facebook the End of Society?

David Wygant | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
David Wygant

We've become so social media reliant even people we're close to now only send us Facebook messages on our birthday. And we've become such a disconnected society.

Why People 'Like' Brands On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology

To many, "liking" a brand on Facebook seems even more disagreeable than befriending a former coworker with a cat obsession. It means opting in for mor...

The Social Media Borg: A Culture of Likes

Sam Fiorella | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

As social media moves goes from infancy in to its toddler years, maybe we need to teach it how to handle disagreements in a positive and constructive way. Maybe we should go so far as to encourage it.

The Like Trail: What You Like on Facebook Says More Than You Know

Matthew Hutson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Matthew Hutson

Previous research has shown that basic demographic information (such as age, gender, and education level) can be guessed by looking at online profiles. But a new study goes much farther, documenting clues for intelligence, sexual orientation, and drug use.

Your Facebook 'Likes' Can Reveal If You Do Drugs, How You Vote

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gag...

Mad Dash for Meaning

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.13.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

As details continue to emerge about Roberts, the 22 year-old gyro cook identified by police as the gunman who fatally shot two people and then himself, much of the media's speculation has centered on the rather unremarkable contents of his Facebook page.

If You Didn't 'Like' It On Facebook, Did You Ever Like It At All?

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.26.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

I spent time liking things on my own profile, following people I like on Twitter, all to cultivate an online reputation that matches who I am IRL, hoping that someone is doing the same for me.

POOF! Website Shows Romney's Plunging Facebook Popularity

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Mitt Romney is losing a lot of "friends" after his defeat in the presidential race last week. Newly launched website "Disappearing Romney" tracks ...

Facebook Gets Real Serious About Cracking Down On Fake 'Likes'

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is weeding out fake "Likes" on its social network that are being caused by s...

'Like' It Or Not: Here Comes The Digitally Empowered Customer

Michael Haydock | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Michael Haydock

In the past, the head of technology at a company called the shots about hardware and software that was needed to keep an organization humming. Then the world changed as technology was used to reach customers through Web sites and social networks.

Michigan Dem Steve Pestka's Campaign Denies Buying His 'Likes'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Steve Pestka, the Democratic frontrunner in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, has seen an extraordinary uptick in Facebook "likes," jumping fro...

"Likes" Are the New Links

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Links may be the foundation on which the Internet was built, but they are not its future. "Likes" have become the new links that drive our connections online.

Are Vanity Metrics Making Your Organization Sick?

George Weiner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
George Weiner

Vanity metrics, because they only look at surface performance and don't relate to the actual health of an organization, can make a business sick. The solution, however, is simple.

What Facebook's Changes Mean for Cause Marketing

Joe Waters | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Facebook made some interesting changes last week that may help evolve how nonprofits and businesses use Facebook "likes" for cause marketing. The change should shake up how organizations weigh the meaning/worth of a Facebook "like."

Now Selling on the Web: You

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

When I post a photo of my two-year-old daughter on Facebook, I expect "likes." I expect comments about how cute she is. And if I don't get them, I consider the sales effort to be a failure.