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Thumbs Down? Facebook Testing Star Ratings For Pages
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.
For more, head over to TechCrunch. Image courtesy of Techcrunch.