Facebook Pages go even more Weird – Fans become Likers

I already wrote a post on Facebook Privacy when it comes to Facebook pages and becoming fans. So if you became a fan of a page, the page can access quite some information of yours just as your friends can do. Isn’t that bizarre? Actually Facebook wants to try to make public, more and more ifnormation about the facebook users. Obviously, it cannot do it right away, so they keep changing their privacy policy and the way this site works.

Here is another weird change that eventually deceives the users. From now on, Facebook pages will not look for fans anymore. This is another trick Facebook is playing to bring more fans to the pages eventually. Fans will now be replaced with Likes. Huh? What does that mean? Well, if you click “Like” under the name of any Facebook page from now on, you will be added to the “Fans” of that page actually. Well, to be tricky, they don’t call them fans anymore. They call them the people who like this page.

So if you see a page for your street’s corner grocery store or a 1960 model car you liked in your childhood and you click “like” , you are added to the fans. Anything that is posted onto that page by the owner of the page as well as the fans (pardon, likers) of that page will start showing up in your news feed making your facebook experience more cluttered and messed up.

So, either you accept that fact that you’ll have more messed up Facebook experience due to these pages from now on, or you simply stop “Liking” things on Facebook.
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28 Replies to “Facebook Pages go even more Weird – Fans become Likers”

  1. Very true! I think liking is a generic term FANS really meant something. with that Option gone I dont think there will be many a people LIKING stuff…Good post though!

  2. @Jsana, yeah I saw you liking things around and thought of posting this. Actually the change of “Fans” to “Like” has been in place since yesterday.

  3. Great! I appreciate your observation!

    Another weird thing I came across today was that, when I logged in to my facebook account, it offered me to join some Groups. It had selected those groups to be suggested to me as per my “Interests” and “Schools Attended” etc. That window had appeared right in front of me, I had to select one option out of ‘Join’ or ‘Remind me later’ to proceed.

    It is like thrusting things upon users. Isn’t it?

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