: 535 days ago
Hi Debbie,I think we need to get a coffee urn going on this wall lol
This is the first time I have been seeing so many replies and thoughts about "likes" "exchanging likes" and I have to say, that it would seem to me that we are now thinking of "likes" like link exchanges without putting thought or work into having people like for a reason.
For example..when you like something there has to be a reason to like - to like for no reason makes little sense ( at least to me) Part of liking is pointing back to you the person. If you don't have a profile or an image..ask yourself this..why would I or anyone else for that matter even want to exchange likes,links or anything else for that matter?
Now I admit I am a bit weird and strange to people and that's O.K with me, but here is how I look at the situation...
When people say to me..lets exchange "likes" they are asking me to do one of two things
1. game the system...people are so impressed with the numbers and they have this good feeling and will say to people..see I have a gazillion likes, I am soooo good ( are they?)
2. they want me to acknowledge them and vice a versa. Is that a bad thing? I guess it depends on what your doing.
To me if I like something I am acknowledging what they have shared and maybe I have nothing to add to that share..not bad..but not always good either!
The REAL power likes in sharing and commenting..why? 1.When you comment it shows that you are (yourself) a real person with a brain who has something to say that will add "value' to a picture..a video and even a link
2. When you SHARE it means dang this is so good I want MY contacts and friends to see this and that is the best compliment or hat tip you can give to the original sharer.
Since when did liking something become more important than commenting and sharing?