Facebook Like Button extension, that according to Google’s “verified author” service is indeed built by Facebook itself. But hardly anyone knows about this extension, it has just 500 users!
Facebook isn’t touting it at all yet because it is kind of weak. When you click the thumbs up icon, you get a drop-down menu asking you to click an actual Like Button in an overlay. So it’s two-clicks to “like” something. But it does also come with the nice ability to leave a comment as you share something (which the +1 Button extension doesn’t do yet). And it adds Facebook share options to your right-click menu items.
we noted that Google quietly rolled out their +1 Button Chrome extension a couple days ago. It’s more powerful than it may seem because you can now easily +1 any page you’re browsing on the web regardless of if the owner of that content placed a button on their site.
After the Google +1 Button extension, a number of readers seemed concerned about Google’s ability to track all of your web movements. Obviously, they’ll have the same concerns about Facebook with this button. Here’s what Facebook has to say on the matter:
You do not need to be logged in to Facebook to install this plugin, but to like, share or recommend a page you will need to log in to a current Facebook account, or create a new one. While the plugin is installed, it will display the total number of likes for the page you are viewing. To provide a personalized experience.
- Facebook Releases Official “Like Button” Chrome Extension (blogherald.com)
- Google+1 Button & Facebook Like Extension for Chrome [Official] (shoutmeloud.com)
- Google Quietly Rolls Out The Chrome Extension To Bring +1 To The Entire Web (techcrunch.com)