Thinking about this now as I reply to the topic on “reputation economy”:
…and how it relates to my opinions of “social media” services, how they work, and whatever their purpose might be. I tend to avoid such things because being limited to simply linking and/or liking does not impress me as being in any way “social”, as I define it. But this trend is reflected here in the bOINGbOING BBS via “discourse”. Does this sort of participation really result in more “discourse”? As to say, dialectics - in contrast to lurking or merely clicking instead of sharing one’s thoughts/feelings/opinions/interpretations about anything?
Why “like” - an attempt to gauge affect - rather than, say, “agree”? Do most of you think that saying you agree/disagree says more, or says less than like/dislike - and why?