Facebook's recent announcements about the Open Graph Protocol and the "Like" button sound kind of interesting and innocuous. As a web nerd, it's exciting to see these kinds of developments. But, give yourself 10 minutes to read Chris Messina's post on the open graph protocol. He's always impressed me with his deep understanding of open formats, micro formats like this one, and the power of web open-ness. The initiative from FB, in his interpretation, seems more, in his words, evil than you might have originally thought. Thankfully, there's already a group dedicated to an "Open Like" effort.