12 Feb '12, 4am

Things You Didn’t Know About the Facebook Like Button - Yahoo! Singapore Finance via @YahooSGfinance

It's just a little, clickable icon. But Facebook's "Like" button, with its omnipresent "thumbs up" symbol, has made the company billions of dollars . The story of the button's creation can be traced to a core group of Facebook veterans. Facebook Director of Engineering Andrew Bosworth posted his version of the button's history on Quora.com in 2010. Bosworth writes that he and a small group of co-workers worked on the project, codenamed “Props.” They debated other ideas including plus/minus signs and star ratings. According to Bosworth’s post, the Like button was originally going to be called the "Awesome" button. Apparently, founder Mark Zuckerberg put the kibosh on that idea. The idea for the Like button began in 2007, according to Bosworth. There has been some debate over the years over whether Facebook copied the "Like" name from rival site FriendFeed. According to Bosw...

Full article: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/things-you-didn%E2%80%99...

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