If you have not already liked a Status Update Message, you can do so by sending a request to the web address of the status update entry. Here's one easy way to do it with an asynchronous HTTP (Ajax) request using jQuery.
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Atom API Request Details
|Response||Status Code: 200 OK|
Example using jQuery
Note: console.log can throw errors in IE, they are there for illustrative purposes only and should be changed as required.