The "like" button. This simple invention allows you to agree with someone or show appreciation with a click of your mouse. You no longer have to spend a few seconds thinking about what you want to comment; all you have to do is click “like”. Besides, who actually wants to engage in conversation these days?
Okay…I’m being a bit harsh. I will be the first to admit, I really like the “like” button. However there has always been something about it that really bugs me, and it wasn’t until today that I even knew what that was.
A friend brought the term “straight like” up to me today. I didn’t know what it meant so naturally, I turned to Urban Dictionary to help me understand.
Straight like is:
“When someone goes straight down your Facebook page and likes everything, including wallposts, comments, statuses, etc. Usually it's a close friend of yours, or someone who's bored to death”
There are a million things I can think of doing if I am ‘bored to death’ over liking every single post my friends make. Please don’t do this.
The best thing about the like button is that it is a once in a while type of use. There is no possible way you can like everything, and if you do maybe you should be a little bit pickier.
The next big thing that people are saying is, “I dislike this”. Personally, I hope Facebook does not come up with a button to dislike something because my mom raised me to believe that if I don’t have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all.
I would love to hear what you think about the "like" button. Should people stop liking and start actually typing words to express their feelings?