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Where can i see list of non-fb pages i've 'liked'?
August 11, 2010 2:16 PM   Subscribe

I've been clicking the 'like' button all over the interwebs -on pages and articles and slideshows and whatnot. Now i want to view a list of all things i've "liked", so that i can revisit them. (To a certain extent, i've been liking things as a way of bookmarking them.) Problem: on facebook, i can see a list of the pages within facebook that i've liked, and i can see recent non-fb-pages that i've liked in my profile's recent activity. So: where can a see a list of all the non-fb pages i've liked?

I've tweeted this question, and made it a fb status, but no one has given me a real answer. Brilliant folks of AskMe, i assume you'll know :)
posted by Kololo to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'd expect to see them listed on your Info page if you expand 'Other' in the 'Likes and interests' section.
posted by Ask Ives at 2:36 PM on August 11, 2010


Ask Ives, when i do that, it only shows the pages within FB that i've liked, not outside pages.
posted by Kololo at 2:41 PM on August 11, 2010


I've liked a few 'external' things such as an entry in IMDB and that's where Facebook listed it.
posted by Ask Ives at 2:45 PM on August 11, 2010


"Liking" something is a non-centralized process. That is, most sites have their own Like system, and keep all their own records. The only way I can think of is to go back to each site you liked something on and check your account there.

If you have trouble remembering which sites you liked stuff on, you could possibly try searching your browser's cookies or history for "like", although it would be something of a long shot.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 2:48 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


could it be that the things you've "liked" outside of facebook aren't actually connected to facebook in any way and they put those buttons there for phishing purposes?
posted by nadawi at 2:48 PM on August 11, 2010


Or, you mean you cliked the Facebook like button on pages outside Facebook?

In any case, do they show up on the list on this page?

http://www.facebook.com/badges/like.php
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 2:55 PM on August 11, 2010


from http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like:

"""If you include Open Graph tags on your Web page, your page becomes equivalent to a Facebook page. This means when a user clicks a Like button on your page, a connection is made between your page and the user. Your page will appear in the "Likes and Interests" section of the user's profile."""

I went to this (not very funny) page with a like button, clicked on the like, and then looked for it under my likes / interests and saw nothing.

Additionally, you can log into facebook, then go to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/api scroll down a little bit and click on "Likes: https://graph.facebook.com/me/likes". You will get the raw json data that corrisponds to executing the fbapi call that asks facebook "what are this user's likes", and even it does not have this listed.

While I don't have any fb dev environment set up right now (and thus can't 100% confirm it), I suspect that you are out of luck.
posted by Phredward at 3:40 PM on August 11, 2010


You're clicking "like" on pages that aren't in the facebook.com domain? Don't do that.

"Facebook is Turning Into a Bad Part of Town"
"How Do You Tell the Real “Likes” From the Bogus Ones?"
posted by ob1quixote at 5:04 PM on August 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


Perhaps you would want to bookmark things to something like Evernote. You could add tags and notes, etc. It's searchable, and available from anywhere at any time.
posted by nickjadlowe at 5:38 PM on August 11, 2010


This is exactly the type of thing that Delicious is made for. The Firefox extension makes it über-easy. The main page shows a lot of recently bookmarked item and is a great way to find cool stuff. You can even view other users bookmarks unless they have tagged them as private.

You might even be able to guess my username . . .
posted by geekyguy at 6:32 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


thanks for your help, everyone! My expectation was that (as phredward quotes) "If you include Open Graph tags on your Web page, your page becomes equivalent to a Facebook page. This means when a user clicks a Like button on your page, a connection is made between your page and the user. Your page will appear in the "Likes and Interests" section of the user's profile." would be true. But, as phredward confirmed, it's not.

geekyguy - i am actually a long time delicious user (back to 2004), and i'm an avid user of the firefox extension! I guess i'll just go back to relying on that!
posted by Kololo at 8:32 PM on August 11, 2010


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