Friday, July 02, 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.


  1. I like this. And I am a little morbid, thank you.

  2. Would you like it more or less if the headline was something like "Botched Picnic Results in Triple Decapitation"?