Friday, July 2, 2010

I Like You Because I Have To

For your consideration, an example of why the “like” feature that now plagues most online interactions is not always appropriate:

How do you tactfully attest to the quality of a news article about an orphanage burning down? How do you announce to the rest of the internet that a blog entry on a spate of murder-suicides is factually correct and well-reasoned?

My guess at a solution: Replace “like” with “like but I’m not morbid” … along with a “like but I am morbid” option for the weirdos who actually are happy that after weeks of searching rescuers have still not found any survivors.

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