Likester—the self-proclaimed global popularity engine—is yet another utility designed to work with FaceBook. Google for reviews of Likester, and you will find a lot of Likester enthusiasts, including repeated reports of Likester predicting winners of Ameican Idol.
There is a dark side of Likester.
The About_Likester page blithly says “When you sign up with Likester, you contribute your anonymous data (what you like), in exchange for seeing what everyone else likes. What you have “liked” is publicly available information anyway, so you’re not giving up any privacy to play here.” It’s one thing to have “likes” spread around one’s social network. The impact of compiling and reporting those “likes” is dramatically different—and can have consequences the end user never imagined.
Sorry, Likester, but I think I’ll go read Shakespeare’s Hamlet instead.