Facebook's Like Feature Goes Live

Last month I wrote that Facebook was preparing to launch a “Like” feature similar to the one currently provided on FriendFeed. Today, the company finally announced the launch of that feature. The main purpose of the feature is to avoid excessive comments from users saying “I agree” or “I like this”, etc.

It’s extremely simple and currently there is no page which aggregates items that you’ve liked as far as I can tell. FriendFeed probably isn’t too happy about this new feature, given that it’s identical to something that they’ve had since early on. Leah Pearlman equates this new feature to a five star rating system for restaurants. I’m not quite it’s really that robust.