You know, we are in the era of likes. Thousands, millions of likes flood our screens daily in Facebook’s “chaos” and other social media.
But they are not all likes the same, no matter how much the word we read on the screen -and the corresponding hand symbol- are one and the same (and do not tell me here about differences depending on the font and the properties)
Like! Magical for some, annoying for some others, marking. Should we even count them?
Needless… You see, sometimes it does it itself the “wretched” system: there is a post with 63 likes. There is another, with even more, 120.
Like the kids…. which count how many ice creams they ate, or how many baths they took. Oh, Lord, pallipadism!
But what kind of likes are these?
There are likes that we feel, that we rejoice with our soul: so much we liked the posting of someone.
Okay, we’ll make a comment more. Of course, in the storm of information, something else will soon draw our attention. Will we do like there? Who knows!
Other likes, again, resemble compulsive acts. Another “ritual” in the “typological” environment of technology and social media.
But let’s be more specific. Watch the following:
Anyone who has objections, or wants to modify the list, here we are. We do “like” (you, in this case, would rather prefer to “dislike” us: something does not fit well for you).
Whoever agrees, and he likes the list, let him do the same. Be sure, we will like it too.
TYPES OF “LIKE”
A. “LIKE” TO POSTINGS OF OTHERS
a. “LIKE” TO POSTINGS AS AN ACT:
Whether or not we agree with someone’s writings on postings, or whether we like a photo, a video, etc., we do “like” here to the fact of making an entry. We thus manifest our pleasure, that he updated us, or informed us of something.
Innocent act? Not always…
Side effects (the most “caught up”): someone reports the news about the death of a favorite actor, and we do “like” … Are we happy that he died? Of course not. Let us, however, be more careful. There is also “social intelligence”, though.
b. “LIKE” AS AN AGREEMENT:
The most classic -and justified- type of “like”. Here we do “like” because we agree with the writings of another’s entry, we like his video etc. So far so good. Since we liked it…… everything at each one’s will. We will also make our friend happy, do not forget it.
c. “LIKE” TO THE PERSON (in substanse):
Aside from agreeing or disagreeing with someone’s writings, in this case we probably have not looked for it too much: because it is only our friend, our girlfriend, or we generally appreciate this individual and we have confidence in his entries. Whenever he posts something, we do “like”.
In the same category, are the celebritie’s entries: since the actress of a known tv series posted it, we do “like”. Is it written by a politician we prefer? A well-known television journalist? we do “like”.
Obviously, one of the “dangerous” likes. We stand speachless in front of the celebrities, or “geniouses”. But, with so many “likes” even I would “see” myself as somebody!
d. “LIKE” IN RETRIBUTION:
Someone has just did “like” to our posting and we feel obliged. Perhaps in the next of his postings, we would do “like“. Logical… If we are nice guys!
e. “LIKE” AS A NOTIFICATION:
Signal… Eeep, I’m here, my friend (alive). Something like the automatic message of mobile phone companies, as this: “Please, contact me. Thanks”… When someone is bored to write a message, or to alert someone else. On the other hand, by doing “like”, one notifies and delights the other at once, with the acceptance of the first one’s posting.
f. “LIKE” AS A HABIT:
Oh, here things get dangerous. We do “like” in whatever we see; and from anyone we see it. Persistence!… Probably we should look at it some more. May be we should do “like” in the advice of our friend to see a specialist? “Like”! Haha!
B. “LIKE” IN OUR POSTINGS
THE “REFLECTIVE” LIKE:
Naughty act. We do “like” to ourselves, and more specifically our own postings! Indulgence, egotism or embarrassment? But, in the end… If you do not praise your house, it will fall on your head!… So fearlessly, do “like” to yourself! It’s free. Besides, the system itself has predicted it.
Reminder: Guys, just do not do “dislike” in the text you’ve just read, because you were bored to see the “magic” English word all the time… We said, do “like”… to make our world more beautiful! And our vocabulary as well!