Facebook links your old friends, schoolmates, colleagues, family members and many more. You can play games, update your post, comments and of course I cannot finish typing all that Facebook offers for this is no advertisement. Initially I thought that the Facebook developers brought about the “Like” button to make interaction simpler, enhance the advertising process, used to vote for something and a simple click signifies a support or agreement of someone’s post, picture, video or comment. This button can be installed as a plugin in most websites or blogs. I am pretty sure that most of you do know what I am talking about. However, continuous observations made me realize that people do not always use the option for its intended purpose hence perplexed thoughts and actions may ensue due to such malpractice.
CNN and BBC are on my friend’s list on Facebook and so the daily headlines or highlights from around the world are usually updated and visible for almost everyone connected to it. Whether the news posted on the page are negative or positive the “Like” button goes on fire for most of them, people use that thing so loosely it’s becoming appalling.
30 persons died in Pakistan due to a blast……124 persons “Like”.
Woman raped and throat slashed…in lets say Norway…again the “Like” button is on fire again.
Today on Facebook, after the explosion this morning at Stabroek a picture was published on Facebook and someone clicked the “like” button. I immediately left a comment about the obvious and to my surprise comments were given to prove such action obviously hinting to me that I did misinterpret the “like” button in this instance.
I am not sure if many of you are aware of this but sometimes agreements are not always the best thing to do. They might lead to significant social impact or wrong messages being sent to the community.
I will close by asking you to please express/communicate why do you use the “Like” button? Maybe it needs to be revised.
‘Hail up’…Pere, I’d love to hear your views.