I was recently at a restaurant with a friend and we both ordered the same dish.
Of course, there was no way we could both get our food and have it be exactly the same. But this just means that when you order it, you get the same food. And when you order it, you get the same dish. That’s how it works.
So, is the problem an online restaurant? Or your computer? Well, it’s a great example of how the internet can be a bit of a puzzle and what we call a “social media” problem. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and so on) are all about connecting people who have the same common interest. If you and I both want to get a cup of coffee, we can all do so.
The problem is that when there’s only one of you, no one else can join you and have a conversation like that. With only one person in the world, nobody will want to join you.
The thing is, the people who are the most active in these social media sites are the people with the most followers. It’s a bit like those people who use the “like” button to show other people that you like their page. This is the reason that Facebook is such a success. You see, if you want to get a page on Facebook, you have to follow it. People follow your page by “liking” it.
That’s why, for example, you see the “likes” on Facebook of other people’s pages in the “People Who Like This Page.” You follow it with your “likes” or “subscribers” to get it to show up on your own wall.
The other great thing about Facebook is that it’s not just the ones you follow who can see your page. You also have to “like” your “likes” of pages you don’t follow. For example, you might know that “mypage.com/likes” is just a link to the website that has your page on it.
Facebook is the same way, except the site that has your page is not your page. If you have a page on another website, say “mypage.com/p/name”, it will show up on your “likes” of that website.
The second great thing about Facebook is that it’s not just your “likes” of pages you follow. You also have to “like” your page. You’re supposed to do that, or you can’t. Your “likes” don’t have to be on Facebook, and Facebook will show up as your “likes” of pages you don’t follow.