Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Take on the Facebook Like Button

Devastated that my friend did not "like" my Facebook post (while reading it right in front of me) and now realising that he was in the right; I, as someone who analyses the impact of social networking on modern civilisation (i.e. a social networking reformer - if it's a term) hereby recommend the replacement of the (vague) Like button on Facebook with the following three specific, relevant and user-friendly buttons:

1) Like - Because I Know You
2) Like - Because I actually like your post
3) Like - Because I expect you to like my future posts in return

Kindly share this so that the Facebook community is aware of this recommendation. BTW, I haven't thought about the Share button as yet!
(As posted by me on Facebook)

10 comments :

dorothy p said...

I think it is a wonderdul and ingenius idea. I've checked for this suggestion on your Facebook page and tehre were surprisingly fewer likes. Posts with little or no meaning whatsoever get plenty of likes. There is no justice at all in the world of Facebook.

Vivek Pereira said...

Thanks for your feedback, Dorothy. Do send us your comments on these important issues.

Anonymous said...

As usual, Vivek rocks!!!

Anonymous said...

To like or not to like that is the question!

parkerd said...

Yes I agree. Vivek rocks!!!

parkerd said...

What a brilliant concept?!!! There are very few people in this world who could think of something like this. Maybe Einstein is one of them. Vivek is definitely out of this world!!

Anonymous said...

Me agrees....Dave

Cheryl Coal said...

"Kindly share this so that the Facebook community is aware of this recommendation. BTW, I haven't thought about the Share button as yet!".....Lol this is so hilarious!!!

Anonymous said...

Trust you, Cheryl..The coal is red hot, I suppose. Phew.

Cheryl Coal said...

It’s quite amazing that in a book of sixty pages you have a list of poems (about twenty in number), a couple of short stories and essays that take on fascists, dictators, terrorists, Maoists and communal forces. In your book “Rose Gardens and Minefields”, you have written about Indian history, the menace of terrorism, the horror of the Naxalite movement, the current sports scene in India, the nuclear issue, secularism, the hostile acts of regional parties in Mumbai, and lots more. Your book certainly rocks and so do you!!!!!