A simple Facebook hack gains approval

Just do it. 


Kevin Collier

Internet Culture

Published Mar 13, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:09 pm CDT

Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here’s today’s share.

For some users, even the smallest Facebook hack is worth telling your friends about.

They’re sharing a photo that’s simply an eight-word sentence written against a blank background: “Press the ‘L’ key and see what happens.”

The “L” key, as it turns out, is a shortcut to “like” a post on Facebook. So far, over 11,000 people have liked the photo since it was posted Monday, though it’s unclear how many of those are simply from people who tried the trick.

For such a popular post, there are only few comments underneath—presumably because it’s such a straightforward concept—and, for some reason, they’re mostly in German.

“Toll (great),” wrote Marcel Weste.

‎“‘L’= Like … unglaublich (incredible),” wrote Sascha Alexander Freiesleben .

Photo from Facebook

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2012, 1:09 pm CDT