Users shouldn't rely on the horde of unwashed masses to make their movie and TV viewing decisions for them. But still, rating systems are useful. Netflix five star system has been in place for years and it can be handy, especially if you just want to look at the top rated picks. That's all about to change.
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Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer is suing Facebook over its 'Like' button. Companies get sued all the time! Why do we care? Well, aside from having an A+ name, van Der Meer is actually...dead. He passed away in 2004, just as Facebook was beginning to take over the world. Why is he suing now?
If you're a Twitterer, you're probably very familiar with the favourite button on tweets. It's Twitter's equivalent to the Facebook 'Like' and a way to show appreciation to a good tweet, a weird tweet, a tweeted link or any tweet without replying or retweeting. It's fun and it works. It also could have been known as 'Thanks'.