Micro.blog

johnbrayton
johnbrayton

@macgenie Same here. I find it refreshing that micro.blog has no way to see likes, retweets, or followers. // @manton.

2017-06-10 7:49 pm
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sirshannon
sirshannon

@desparoz I make weird little New Years Resolutions each year. In 2015, it was to not "like" or "fave" anything. Sometimes it made me feel free, sometimes it made me feel like an asshole. Note: faves can also be used to surface content, for better or worse.

2017-06-10 1:02 pm
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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@desparoz I'd probably be liking or retweeting this if it was on twitter;-) really important esp the receiving of criticism & likes. There is also curation I've an 'enviable stuff' category on my blog for quotes I am mostly not smart enough to add to or critique but I love.

2017-06-10 11:00 am
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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@macgenie thanks I've huffduffed the audio for later. Lots to ponder and micro.blog has been generating good questions around liking commenting etc. this is a good watch although I've never got to end

2017-06-10 10:50 am
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desparoz
desparoz

@macgenie The idea of a like fast is interesting. Likes can have merit, for the "I see you" thing, but all too often liking and sharing are confused with actual taking of action.

Also, the lack of a 'dislike' function means that we tend now to get only positive reinforcement, or none-at-all. Critiquing is an important skill, and being able to give critique is important.

As is the skill to receive it.

I think the like/fave/share/retweet phenomenon has the tendency to break the give/receive feedback cycle.

But I might be wrong.

2017-06-10 10:03 am
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macgenie
macgenie

@johnjohnston On The Run Loop episode with @manton, @collindonnell said "I guess I have to respond in meaningful ways and then people will know I'm here." Episode2: overcast.fm/+I-LJQ1GF...

2017-06-10 9:54 am
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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@macgenie I know and will talk the 'likes are mindless' argument. But as a long term, small fry blogger I need any acknowledgement of my existence I can get.

2017-06-10 8:24 am
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macgenie
macgenie

@desparoz A good friend went on a Like "fast" on Facebook and I thought it was a good idea, so I did it too for a couple months. I found it challenging after a while, because I do like to acknowledge that "I see you" quickly. But it is worth reexamining our mindless behavior.

2017-06-10 12:41 am
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desparoz
desparoz

@macgenie I really wanted to re-micro.post that!

I am trying to write a piece at the moment about likes, faves, retweeting and sharing, and the basic premise is that much liking, faving, etc is mindless.

A much better thing to do is to put mindful thought into a reply or a share. A reply (like this) forces us to pause and think about what it is we like about something...

2017-06-10 12:30 am
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macgenie
macgenie

Apparently I’m addicted to likes and retweets, both giving them and getting them. Micro.blog is rehab, and @manton is my addictions counselor.

2017-06-10 12:22 am
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