Facebook’s new class of apps expand the social vocabulary

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Time was when “liking” something on Facebook was the standard way to recommend something on the social network.

Facebook is starting to lose its touch

By Kevin Kelleher
November 22, 2011

By Kevin Kelleher
The opinions expressed are his own.

Facebook is steamrolling forward. It now boasts 800 million active users. The company is reportedly preparting for an initial public offering. It’s laying plans to sell a Facebook phone, strengthening its presence on the mobile web. But Facebook’s plans may be hampered by a new backlash against the company’s efforts to get its users to share more of their lives online.