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Gary R. Bunt

When is a 'like' a 'like'?

Hussein Kesvani, Mel Magazine, Teens ‘Like’ Everything On Social Media Now

"Our understanding of what a like actually means stems from Facebook. In 2009, five years after the platform launched, Facebook introduced the function (which, supposedly, Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t a fan of). It was designed to help users interact with their friends’ status updates, comments, photos and videos — as well as providing data for advertisers. Ever since, one of the most common questions about social media surrounds the value of a like."

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