Retailer Urban Outfitters has made the Facebook Like button central to the way the company is marketing its products online. Visitors to the Urban Outfitters web site are now greeting by a large thumbs up asking them to “See our most Liked items.”
The company had installed the Like button by its products on the company web site and this new feature is essentially a grouping of the most Liked items into one place.
What’s not to like with the Facebook Like button. It’s great to see creative new uses of the Like button. Soon, I’d guess, smartphones will be able to sense other smartphones around them and you’ll be able to click “Like” regarding that person who’s in the same physical space as you. For now, however, we’re stuck liking web pages and and sweaters.