I logged into UMW Blogs yesterday only to find this garrish header advertisement in my dashboard panel:
What the hell is this? Advertisement? On UMW Blogs! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! And so forth.
I posted on Twitter to get see if anyone knew anything and it turns out, thanks to Scott Reilly and Kailey Lampert I quickly learned it was the Facebook Like Button.
@jimgroom @andrea_r @sabreuse It’s the “Facebook Like Button” plugin. That isn’t permitted in Plugin Directory; author is getting notified
— Scott Reilly (@coffee2code) January 9, 2013
@sabreuse @andrea_r @jimgroom Ewww. BTW, Facebook Like Button is the culprit (plugins.svn.wordpress.org/facebook-like-…)
— Kailey (@trepmal) January 9, 2013
So, it is now deleted from UMW Blogs, and shame on us for ever giving into the Facebook-inspired “Like” web. A useless plugin with a terrible ad to remind us of our sins, it seems to me a metaphor for the larger web right now 🙂