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Do You Like This Comment?

Add one more to the list of things that you can “Like” on Facebook. Starting today, you can Like comments that others have made. You can also UNlike a comment if you change your mind later.

As ReadWriteWeb points out, this could mean some pretty cool features in the future from developers. “Imagine the addition of “people whose comments you liked” as a metric by which to measure future content for prioritization or other analysis.” This could prove to be invaluable for those of us whose jobs and lives depend on community engagement.

If you really enjoy a comment someone had made anywhere on the Facebook site, you can simply Like it instead of spending time to write out a comment of your own. There are a LOT of times where I see someone post simply to say “I agree with you!” or “I like what you said!” Now you can just click the Like button and be done with it.

Do You Like This on Victoria's Secret

When Facebook rolled out their new “Like” button for websites, everyone scrambled to install it. When you “like” an article on a blog or site with the plugin installed, it will post that to your Facebook status. This can help grow traffic to a particular post, and allow readers to find you who never might have otherwise. The “you like this” phrase is showing up everywhere – including on women’s underwear.

Victoria’s Secret has announced that they will be selling limited-edition panties with the “You Like This” slogan emblazoned on the rear side. They are free with purchase, but you’ll have to print out a coupon and take it with you to the store. This could get a few guys into trouble, but it is a genius marketing ploy to get people to “like” the company’s page on Facebook.

What are your thoughts on this marketing campaign? Are you growing tired of the whole “like” phenomena, or are you still busy clicking that precious link everywhere you find it?

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Earn a Boy Scout Badge for Gaming

Forget about starting fires with sticks and setting up tents in the wilderness. Since videogames are played by the vast majority of children across the United States, the Boy Scouts of America have decided to get with the times. They will be offering a Video Games belt loop and pin to the Cub Scouts. No, I’m not kidding. I only wish I were.

To earn the belt loop, the kids must explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games, and check their video games to be sure they are appropriate. With the help of an adult, they have to create a schedule to do things such as chores and homework… and still fit in game time. They have to “do their best” to follow the schedule. And last – but not least – they have to learn to play a new game that is approved by their parent, guardian or teacher.

There are more steps to go through in order to receive the pin. They’ll need to create a plan to buy an appropriate video game. Next up, they must compare two gaming systems, explaining the differences between them. Another step requires them to play a game with family members in a tournament. They’ll need to teach one of their favorite games to an adult or friend. At least there’s some writing involved when they have to make a list of tips for someone who is trying to learn a new game. Playing a game with a friend for one hour shouldn’t be much of a stretch. Installing a game system with adult supervision is likely something they’ve already done, as well. The only halfway interesting step in this process is when they have to think of a game they want to buy and compare pricing at three different stores to find the best deal.

What happened to the days when the Boy Scouts learned things that added value to their life in some way? I recall having to do things like learn how to save a person’s life. I’m sure I would have enjoyed getting rewards for playing games, but I just don’t see how that would have really added something important to my education and the way I turned out as an adult.

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