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April 23, 2011

Do You Like Facebook Like:Facebook Like is One Year

ButtonExactly one year after its launch, the Facebook Like button has become ubiquitous across the web and is still installed on thousands of new websites every day.

Facebook first introduced the Like button at its F8 developer’s conference, along with Facebook Open Graph and instant personalization. Through the “Like,” Facebook spread its social footprint across the web; 50,000 websites installed the Like button in its first week, and that number rose to 100,000 in less than a month.

According to  Facebook  10,000+ websites add the Like Button every day. with more than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook so far, including more than 80% of the top 100 websites in the U.S.

As usual with  every original idea .. there spawns a number of clones.... Google's marketing copy machinery came into action a month ago   when Google recently launched +1, its answer to Facebook’s Like button, and a study last month by Eventbrite concluded that a “Like” is more profitable than a tweet.

Whether Google+1 is successful or becomes another dud .. ( which the search giant has now mastered ) is too early to say .. But  like every likes on Facebook.. there are probably a hundred unlikes..  May the Better Button Win