Filed Under: SocialMedia
First, do no harm. Assholes.
Apparently, there's a Facebook bug associated with the "like" button... If you're a website owner or developer and have a Facebook "like" button on your site, beware!
From what I understand, it works like this.
Someone clicks "like" on your site. It shows up on their Facebook page. But when other people go to look at your site from that "like" link, they get a blank page!
Apparently this is because it is appending a funky "&fb_xd_fragment" into the request for your page, and the code for displaying the "Like" button does something very bizarre with that extra crud - namely, blank out your page. And make it look like your website is blank, or screwed up. Or something.
There are some workarounds, but I've heard of mixed results. I'm trying one of them out right now.
Social networking sites are great, but one of the rules that should be enforced on the programmers working at these places ought to be: "First, DO NO HARM!"
Otherwise, they should be subjected to villagers, torches, and a great quantity of pitchforks.
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