I always tick the ‘Like’ icon as a sign of respect to the person who wrote and posted their message. It also tells them they are’nt being ignored. BUT ! Why does it have to be a ‘Like’ icon when the subject matter is so often painful? In reality I don’t ‘Like’ the information that’s often portrayed. How can you ‘Like’ a post that’s so full of pain and hurt? WHY OH WHY can’t we have a ‘Read’ icon instead? This ‘Like’ icon I believe first came about through Facebook and as such every web site designer from then on has copied it without giving any thought to the full ramifications of its effect. I’m sure many feel like I do which is why many posts don’t get a ‘Like’ despite the responses to the post often being numerous. I brought this subject up many years ago with the Facebook administrators. Unsurprisingly it fell on deaf ears. Lets place it in context. If you were in the company of some one who was sobbing their heart out whilst telling you of the death of their loved one. Would you say to them in response. " I 'Like" what you are sharing with me."
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