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FACEBOOK DOES NOT WANT YOU TO LIKE TOO MANY CAR DEALERS!

So here's a question for all you Facebook Freaks out there; have you ever hit Facebook's "Like" limit?  Most of us know that there is a 5,000 Friend "Cap" on that sort of connection, but did you know that the cap now applies to a combination of Page "Likes" and user profile "Friends"?  That's right, check out the message in the screen capture below: (click on it to view full sized)

So now, if I want to like a dealer's Facebook Page I either have to blow out a friend or unlike another dealer's page... What do you think about this Facebook "Rule"?

 

WE KNOW THIS IS A NEW RULE BECAUSE WHEN I REMOVED A DOZEN FRIENDS AND PAGES, I WAS STILL UNABLE TO "LIKE" COULTER CADILLAC WHICH PROVES THAT I WAS ALLOWED TO EXCEED THE 5,000 TOTAL IN THE FIRST PLACE!

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That's unbelievable @ADMcommunity - what benefit is it to them to restrict the number of Likes? Wouldn't that eventually equate to more eyeballs, revenue and clicks? Weird - thanks for sharing. Please keep us posted on this...
Adam - I keep thinking that I am missing something obvious, because there must be a reason why Facebook would limit the total combination of "Friends" and "Likes" to a combined sum of 5,000.  One possible theory is that from a commercial value aspect, it makes sense that if the supply of anything is constrained then the value of whatever it is being limited would go up.  I know it's a stretch, but I am drawing a blank as to what else would motivate Facebook to limit something that they have not previously restricted.  The other issue is this, why connect the sum of "Likes" with the number of "Friends" a Facebook user has?

I think one of the reasons why Facebook is doing this is because there are a lot of places out there where businesses can buy "likes." By adding the number of pages liked to the 5000 total it, in effect, limits these foreign "like services." Of course they can always register more Facebook profiles but this is just another way to make it more difficult. I've read a few places that Facebook is trying to crackdown on these sorts of services, and of course why wouldn't they?

Sounds about right, David. If there were no limit to the number of friends and "Likes" you could connect with, it'd be easy for companies to get an endless number of Likes from fake pages. The thought process is probably that no one individual has 5,000 friends (or 5,000 things they like that are on Facebook), so there has to be some cut off.

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