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Page history last edited by Chris Messina 13 years, 11 months ago

Description

"Like" is a casual action taken against any number of objects to commonly express positive or favorable sentiment. It is similar to a positive vote or "upvote", but is defined separately to match common usage habits. 

Objects

Liking commonly applies to articlesvideos, photos, or other kinds of social media.

URI

http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/like

Examples

Facebook

Facebook Like

FriendFeed

FriendFeed - Like

Un-like:

FriendFeed - Un-like

Google Buzz

Gmail - Buzz - Like

Cliqset

Cliqset - Like

Vimeo

Ben Ward on Vimeo

Notes

Like is similar to Mark as Favorite, but is more casually and gestural, whereas favoriting tends to have a "bookmarking" connotation.

For related thoughts, see: Learnings about web ratings systems by Adina Levin.

Status

This verb is currently being investigated, and is not part of the core verb schema.

Implementations

  • Cliqset 
  • Facebook 
  • Friendfeed
  • Google Buzz
  • Vimeo

Maintainers

  • Chris Messina

Comments (1)

Tantek said

at 2:34 pm on Oct 25, 2010

See this comment for a real-world example of a commenter distinguishing a "like" and a "favorite" of a photo on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tantek/2964102096/#comment72157625235866250

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