Facebook tests "want" button in retail tests. Do you "like" or "dislike" this plan?
Change never comes easy, and when Facebook changes the game many posts appear in rebellion. Hold on tight because here comes another change. Facebook is running a test with retailers to include a 'want' button that allows users to engage with products and share with friends - a wish list of sorts. The studies go on further to say a 'collect' button may be included which could possibly direct to an e-commerce site allowing users to purchase items directly from facebook. As of now these 'want' and 'collect' tabs will only be available within facebook. (unlike competitor pinterest social plug in functions - for now at least). While I imagine businesses will accept this change (for the most part) I fear facebook users will rebel in masses. Is this going too far with over commercialism? Here are a few articles I enjoyed on this topic.
Following pulled from By Alexei Oreskovic- updated 10/8/2012 5:18:09 PM ET
- I couldn't help but think of Pinterest through all of these articles. This article (by The Washington Post) touches on this same thought. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/facebook-tests-want-collect-buttons-and-muscles-into-pinterests-turf/2012/10/09/3b459ba2-1205-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html
- I'd love to see a 'dislike' button as Matt Miller with Millenials suggests in his article. http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattmiller/2012/10/09/a-facebook-want-button- is-a-scary-idea-for-users
- This article (by DamonPoeter) quotes, "The Collections feature won't be a social plug-in or available outside of the Facebook site for now, the company said. It will be viewable by Facebook users on their News Feeds." http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410724,00.asp