If you’re wondering which movies to check out in the theaters, which books are worth paying full price for, or which TV shows are worth DVR’ing, then you usually have two options. You could scour the internet looking for reviews posted by anonymous users who may or may not have tastes that are similar to your own, or you could use ShowYouLikeIt to find out what your friends on Facebook are ‘liking’ right now.
Learn what your closest allies are watching on the web and impress your friends with your stellar taste in music, movies, or fashion by connecting your Facebook account to the ShowYouLikeIt app. You can decide whether to make your ShowYouLikeIt information public or private, however you’ll have to choose the public option if you want to get full use out of the app. ShowYouLikeIt will immediate pull information about all your Facebook ‘likes’ into its database. You can then scroll through a list of the ‘most trendy’ music, movies, people, sports, books, games, groups, and places to get more ideas of which ‘likes’ you should add to your own Facebook profile page. Click on a ‘trendy’ movie, for example, and you’ll see a list of all of your Facebook friends who’ve also ‘liked’ the film. Click on a particular friend’s photo icon, and you can see all the other films that he or she has ‘liked’ as well. Change up the filters on the left-hand side of the main ShowYouLikeIt page to get deeper into the web-app’s data: ShowYouLikeIt lets you filter ‘likes’ by timeframe, gender, age, language, or keyword. Using this search feature, you can see the trendiest ‘likes’ of the week or the month.
Assuming you’ve set your ShowYouLikeIt profile to public, you can use the app as a social network unto itself. Follow the likes of certain friends, and gain insight into what people in your age group are interested in right now. For heavy Facebook users who aren’t afraid to publicize their interests to a larger audience, ShowYouLikeIt is worth checking out.
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