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Every website will desire its content to be shared by its users.

Is it OK for some website to award points each time its user clicks facebook share or like button? assume that the website knows the user's facebook details.

I remember reading somewhere that one must not do this.

If and only if its legal: is there a way to do it - i mean how to capture each time when user clicks on share / like button.?

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It would depend on the individual social network's terms and conditions - so you've a lot of reading to do!

IMHO I don't think it will be a problem and there seem to be plenty of sites and tools that reward users for sharing in one way or another.

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thats a relief! :) – Thale Feb 19 '12 at 20:08
@Pandey if this answer answers your question, please accept it (click the check mark on the left of the answer) so other people know you've solved the problem. – Hamlet Feb 19 '12 at 20:13
@Christofian done! – Thale Feb 19 '12 at 20:20
@Pandey thanks :) – Hamlet Feb 19 '12 at 20:23
@Christofian I stumbled across this on the web: This answers the how to part :) lesseverything.com/blog/archives/2011/12/05/… – Thale Feb 19 '12 at 20:25


it depends

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Kevin Lee, correct me if you are wrong: It is ok to say "Since you have liked us, you along with all other people who have liked us receive XYZ". But it is not ok to say "Like us to get XYZ". – Thale Aug 20 '12 at 21:19

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