ALERT

[WEBINAR] Index Insanity: How to Avoid Database Chaos

Facebook Fan

Definition - What does Facebook Fan mean?

A Facebook fan is a user who likes a particular Facebook page. Users who Like a page are able to receive updates from that page's administrator through status updates, posted content and event invitations. A list of pages a fan has liked will appear on his or her profile page.

The term the fan was replaced by Like in 2010. Now fans Like a page and this is shown on their profile rather than that they are a fan.

Techopedia explains Facebook Fan

In 2010, Facebook explained the change in terminology from "fan" to "like":

"To improve your experience and promote consistency across the site, we've changed the language for Pages from Fan to Like. We believe this change offers you a more light-weight and standard way to connect with people, things and topics in which you are interested."

Liking a page is not the same as liking a piece of connect because this action connects the users to that page, allowing them to receive updates from the page's administrator. "Like" was chosen over "fan" because it is a more inclusive term that encompasses the wide range of Facebook pages, many of which extend beyond brands and bands; on Facebook, people can "like" just about anything, including sleeping, pickles and the immune system.

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.