Facebook ‘Like’ and ‘Send’ 

Yesterday the Facebook Developer blog announced “The Send Button, Because Sometimes It’s Private“.  There’s a simple HTML fragment which can be added to Web pages which now enables Facebook messages to be sent to individuals as well as the public ‘Like” function which has been available for some time.

I added the following fragment to a page containing details of a forthcoming event:

<div id=”fb-root”></div>
< script src=”http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1″&gt; < /script>
<fb:like href=”http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/digital-impacts-2011/&#8221; show_faces=”false” width=”450″ send=”true”>

So yes you can ‘Like’ this page or sent details to one of your Facebook contacts.  However the page does not validate – despite updating the DOCTYPE and tag as suggested on the Intense Websites’ blog. More importantly, however, is the question as to whether this is desirable