Turns out that the Facebook ‘Like’ that we’ve grown to love just might not be descriptive enough. The like is binary data that indicates whether or not a user is a fan, or not, but not much else. TechCrunch spotted the usage of star ratings (5 possible) on desktop versions for some pages.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has used stars as a data point. Users have been rating places with 5 stars when providing a recommendation:
This implementation makes complete sense for places pages as Facebook could make a run at Yelp, Foursquare and Google+ Local in the local review market.
We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment.
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