The Facebook feature that allows for you to "Like" something is worthless.
- I don't need to be validated.
- It adds nothing to the conversation.
- There is no Bank of Like.
- I know- it's so vanilla laze-a$$, it makes me want to puke ecru all over lilac walls.
- Commenting for people who can't be bothered commenting.
- It would be fun if there was a "dislike."
In order to maintain a Facebook economy of free-flowing currency, the
Facebook, could you get on this?
It reminds me of all the people that open an evite and are too lazy to check one of three RSVP boxes. How hard is it to check a box and tell the host that you're a yes, no or maybe?
Truthfully, enough with the sarcasm, Americans die for their point accumulation: airline miles, credit cards, Dave & Busters, KC Hopps Restaurants, online forums... points = status. Many organizations have capitalized on this. We desire to see our name in lights. In most cases, points don't mean a whole lot or people never use them.
I'm serious about the economy of points (or "Likes"). In that system, we must earn them and choose to spend them, donate them and save them. It makes for a much more interesting scenario than what it takes to burn .01 calories clicking a button. It takes thought... ooo, danger Will Robinson.
Turn Facebook "Likes" into an economy and you'll be careful where you stick that thumb instead of thumbing everyone in sight.
So, from now on, you can thumb me if you like, but I prefer a little wine and conversation first.