The problem with ‘like’
Inspired by a post by dysfunctional literacy.
The problem with ‘like’ on fb, other social media and blogs is people click that button for the most inappropriate and tragic of posts. My status could read My mum died last night and in the blink of an eye there’ll be likes from friends and friends of friends. In a sane non-social media dominated world, who would do a thumbs up for someone’s mother’s death? It is not a good thing unless you hated your mother but she still left you her huge inheritance and cut all your siblings out of the will. Otherwise no.
Whoever invented this like button should be shot! Does anyone know where it first reared its ugly head? Was it fb, which celebrates its 10th anniversary? Is it really that young? I can’t remember a pre-fb time or the era of no computers and people resorted to pen and paper and the humble typewriter. Do you remember those white bits of correction paper you had to put in front of the offending key called tippex? If you do then you are admitting your age! Things were oh so simple then, not a hacker in sight nor the computer going down stopping the world turning.
The good old days. I must be getting old. The youths of today …