Move Over Yelp, Foursquare, Urbanspoon, TripAdvisor, Angie's List... Facebook's Testing Five-Star Ratings!
Facebook is known for testing out new features on a small subset of users before rolling them out to the general public. The world’s largest social network has been collecting our ratings of businesses and locations for some time now, via Nearby on mobile and desktop pages, among other methods. But yesterday morning Techcrunch received a “reliable tip” that Facebook is currently considering assigning new visibility to their five-star rating system by prominently placing it at the top of Pages’ timelines, directly below the company or place Page Name, and in News Feed previews.
That's right, folks! The Facebook Like and Share buttons, which are viewed over 22 billion times daily across more than 7.5 million websites have both received an official makeover. The first ever, at that. So get excited, Longhorns! You never again have to feel awkward about clicking on a "Gig'em"-esque button when publically showing your support for or affinity to content, companies, etc. (Hook'em, horns!).