Facebook Like: Past, Present and Future

  • Kumar GauravEmail author
  • Akash Sinha
  • Jyoti Prakash Singh
  • Prabhat Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 542)


As a social networking website, Facebook has a huge advantage over other sites: the emotional investment of its users. However, such investments are meaningful only if others respond to them. Facebook provides a way to its users for responding to posts by writing comments or by pressing a Like button to express their reactions. Since its activation on February 9, 2009, the Facebook Like button has evolved as an essential part of users’ daily Facebook routines and a popular tool for them to express their social presence. However, the inadequacy of the Like button in expressing the original sentiments of a user towards a post has raised serious discussions among the users. It is an apparent deduction that Facebook Like disappoints at addressing the wide spectrum of emotions that an online human communication entails. It does not let the post creator ascertain that the sentiment behind his post has been perceived in its true essence. Even after the collaboration with emotions, the Like button still has a wide range of issues that needs to be addressed. The paper considers these pros and cons associated with the current Facebook Like button. The paper also provides novel technique to improve the efficiency of the Like feature by associating it with an intelligent engine for generating recommendations to the users. This, in turn, shall improve the user-posted content on Facebook.


Social media Social network Facebook Like Privacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kumar Gaurav
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akash Sinha
    • 1
  • Jyoti Prakash Singh
    • 1
  • Prabhat Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNational Institute of Technology PatnaPatnaIndia

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