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