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Posted by: Caféstudy

11th Oct 2013 04:14pm


We asked you....have you ever ‘liked’ a company’s Facebook page? Why and what prompted you to do it?

Some of you refuse to ‘like’ anything, because of concern over privacy issues, and the feeling that the more pages you ‘like’ the more ‘rubbish’ will clutter up your Facebook feeds. However for those who do, there are two clear reasons you will ‘like’ a Facebook page, and Ziah sums it up well – “Freebies, or decent competitions....or a deep, abiding love of the product/company.”

Likes are either genuine....where the company has to mean something to you, or used as a means to collect free samples or enter competitions to win stuff. “I ‘like’ a facebook page or ad because I like it. Whether I like the product or I like the company, it’s a way of showing how loyal we are to the product or company” says bhayu. It is a way of showing affinity with a company or brand.

There are also many of you who use the ‘like’ button to enter competitions or get discounts – although you are weighing up the benefits against the increased number of items on your Facebook feed. There are mixed opinions as to whether it is worth putting up with the extra clutter it generates for a few freebies!

Comments 23

Sweetness
Sweetness
  • 1st Nov 2019 01:13pm

I am a senior lady dont have many friends so i love to look and see what other people are doing out there its been very comefortable for me have made lots of friends i think face book is a good thing judith

Jill
Jill
  • 3rd Apr 2016 03:51pm

Yes.......but they need an "unlike" as well.

AnneLMcArthur
AnneLMcArthur
  • 23rd Jun 2014 03:47pm

Yes I have many times. Mostly because I like the content, or because I want to follow what's happening with that particular Facebook page itself.

Anonymous
  • 3rd Jun 2014 11:05pm

Yeah if we like something we should give it like hit

Anonymous
  • 25th May 2014 07:17pm

Yes because some people like myself not always liking to comment so it makes it easier to like someone's post to show that you care, you know, you agree etc.

Anonymous
  • 16th May 2014 07:30pm

No, it's for loose your time.

flower2014
flower2014
  • 3rd Apr 2014 06:50pm

yes because when there is some think funny of awesome of facebook i just click on like

Anonymous
  • 3rd Apr 2014 11:33am

They are interesting and keep you updated.

Anonymous
  • 29th Mar 2014 12:04pm

yes

prit
prit
  • 25th Mar 2014 07:58pm

its great way to express

Anonymous
  • 5th Mar 2014 09:03am

yes, if I use the product that company is advertising then I would like the page or if I like that particular brand as opposed to others. It is a way of showing loyalty to the brand.

paige55
paige55
  • 16th Feb 2014 02:20pm

i do sometimes but very rarely they have anything that im interested in

Kryddle
Kryddle
  • 15th Feb 2014 06:16pm

Yes

Kessa1959
Kessa1959
  • 21st Jan 2014 12:48am

I have mixed views on this. I won't just like a page because someone has asked me to or to enter a competition however I will to support a friend in business or if I really do like a product and want to receive updates.

doc46
doc46
  • 10th Mar 2014 07:03pm
I have mixed views on this. I won't just like a page because someone has asked me to or to enter a competition however I will to support a friend in business or if I really do like a product and...

My view is similar to this. I often 'like' a page to support others, but it is very rare that I make any posts or 'like' for the sake of it

Caroliz
Caroliz
  • 10th Jan 2014 09:23am

I enter competitions or sometimes like something if its a brand or company I am loyal to.

annezane
annezane
  • 16th Oct 2013 06:53am

yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

Jenmog
Jenmog
  • 10th Apr 2015 09:52pm
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

You can always 'unlike' a FB post. Maybe you mean 'dislike'.

Anonymous
  • 29th Mar 2015 12:50pm
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

agree

nikkas
nikkas
  • 19th Feb 2014 06:20am
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

I agree

pauly090
pauly090
  • 29th Jan 2014 01:38pm
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

*Dislike*

jjdrer
jjdrer
  • 21st Jan 2014 09:16pm
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

Some have or used to have an "unlike" link as well. I very rarely use facebook unless looking for information via google and not being sucessful. I occasionally have reason to search for a company or organisation via facebook.

penny farthing
penny farthing
  • 28th Dec 2013 08:42pm
yes i do but i wish they had an unlike as well

I wholeheartedly agree annezane! I often feel like 'unliking' something but don't have the opportunity - why!!