That’s because it’s an in-house like button,which like any in-house like button, Facebook is another example, cannot be used except by those with WordPress.COM/Gravatar accounts, who are logged into WordPress.com at the time they click the like button.
Also note that likes may make us feel warm and fuzzy but they count for nothing other than bragging rights based on vanity.
Likes and shares are not pages view stats. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as in email and the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat.
You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here > Settings > Reading and choose the “summary” setting for your RSS feed or the “full text”. If you set it to summary then visitors have to click into the blog to read the full post.
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