Sunday, December 27, 2009

Facebook Dislike Scams


lately there have been alot of scams on Facebook telling people that if they INVITE all their friends to use an app, or to join a group, a Dislike button will appear.

The sad part is almost half the users on Facebook have fallen for this scam.

DO NOT JOIN ANY GROUPS TALKING ABOUT THE DISLIKE BUTTON THEY ARE ALL FAKES, THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE DISLIKE BUTTON IS THROUGH A BROWSER ADDON!


There are a few REAL dislike button addons out there, here is one http://goo.gl/v3MJ (for Firefox)

The image at the top of this post, is a real screenshot(of me using the add-on linked to above.), I just covered up the names and profile picture to hide the people's identity's :)

So far I'm loving this app because of 2 things, it adds a dislike button, and it also posts a dislike message, so if someone doesn't have the app, they will see *dislike* then the web address to get the add-on.

Yes unfortunately it is advertising basically that gets added in, but you have to okay the comments(if you choose to leave the comments)

How Dislike Add-ons Work:
  1. after each news item a link to dislike a post is available
  2. when a user clicks the link, it sends data to a server, allowing the server to identify which posts were "disliked"
  3. All other users of the app when they see that news post, instantly see that that news item was disliked
  4. Some Add-ons, like the one I linked to earlier, actually allow you to post a comment saying you disliked the post.
Facebook Apps for dislike won't work and cannot work to do this, also Facebook Groups cannot do this either.

Help me help others crack down on the scams, Post this url on facebook, to tell your friends that they can have the Facebook dislike button, but they can't get it without an add-on.(the URL is to this post)


Enjoy and stay safe on the Social Web!



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