Facebook has taken a page from FriendFeed‘s book and added a “Like” feature. Now, if you, like, “Like” a, like, post on Facebook, you can, like, “Like” it by, like, clicking on the “Like” link. Facebook looks to like… if looking liking move.
I have not yet had an opportunity to try the new feature, and I am unclear if it does anything more than telling the original poster of the content that you did, in fact, like it. The FriendFeed “Like” link reshares an item to your subscribers which is really handy. It makes sense that, if you do like something, you would want your friends to be able to see it regardless of whether they have a relationship to the original poster.
The consensus seems to be that this will not have a profound effect on the FriendFeed community. FriendFeed is a very tightly knit community whereas Facebook is looser and all-encompassing. I tend to agree that FriendFeeders are not going to leave the service for Facebook. FriendFeed is to Facebook as a small rural town is to NYC.