Do you abuse the "like" button there?

@Theresaaiza (10466)
Australia
March 24, 2011 10:38pm CST
I only use the "like" button on FB when I totally have got nothing to say or add on to a thread of comments. So I don't necessarily have to "like" something to press "like". Somehow I feel like it's an escape for my wordlessness. But on my end, I would appreciate more if people threw in a real comment rather than just liking it, because I try at most times to drop in a sincere remark whenever I could. But thanks to this button, I can make my presence felt even without saying anything. Do you abuse it? Do you "like" that it's there as a feature on FB? Would you like an "unlike" button?
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18 responses
• Malta
26 Mar 11
Actually the "like" button is very useful often I use it for my new friends.First I start with "like"-s and slowly slowly I begin comments,private messages and finally (why not)meeting.I'm talking about people I'm interested in ;)
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Oh yeah that is a good idea. I mean for people we just met, pressing "like" would be the safest way to reach out to them. Well, don't only consider people you are interested in , but people worth the trust. There are crooks EVERYWHERE, even on the net now.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
26 Mar 11
ehehe i don't know in reality when i saw many contents there are something like 'like botton' but in reality i think i never pushed it...so normally there are not functionalities that i use often or really useful in my opinion..
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
The Like button, I think is one of its newest additions. Not sure how long it's been there but I just took notice of it these last few months. And lately, there already is a Dislike button which I don't think has much of a use.
• Philippines
26 Mar 11
I only use the LIKE button for those postings or links or whatchamacallit. My reason for this is because I really like it. Or I also believe the same thing that they are advocating.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Well, that's basically what the "like" button is for. I'm glad you have found a really good use for it.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Good topic
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Thanks
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
25 Mar 11
'escape for my wordlessness'. I think it is exactly what it is. I prefer to receive comments as well so I know what other people really thinks instead of just a like, I mean... what do you like about my picture, you like my smile? you like my clothes? you like the background??? I don't abuse it. I use it usually on the pages that I have to like it first before I can see it or I will like my friends' picture and I attach a message.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
I agree with you. Sometimes it really feels better when you get affirmations from people. But since that can be too vain, I shouldn't dwell on that right? Like you, I always try to really comment and not just say "like". I think everyone deserves a word or two or from me.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
25 Mar 11
I use the like button when I want a friend to know I've read their post, but don't really have anything useful to say to it.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Same here Katsmeow although it's very rare of me not to drop a comment. I always seem to have a say in everything!
@polaris77 (2018)
• Bacau, Romania
25 Mar 11
I try not to use the 'like' button excessively,and sometimes I also write a short commentary in which I try to explain why I like something.Sometimes I receive suggestions from my FB friends to 'like' some pages,but that doesn't mean that I follow their suggestions blindly;even if they are on my friend list,our tastes and preferences aren't identical,and so it's normal,so I try not to abuse the 'like' button,and I wouldn't mind if there were also an 'ubnlike' button,because I think a list of my 'unlikes' would help those who visit my page understand my personality better.Anyway,for me the 'like' button is a good thing and an 'unlike' button would also be welcome.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Well, that is the essence of democracy, right? I did notice that there is a "dislike" button already :)
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Hi. Theresaaiza. If I see any topics that I like, I will "like it". If there is a picture of clothing, shoes, and food, etc; I will leave a comment, once I "like it". I love leaving comments about what I have read or seen. It is fun. I have not used the unlike button, or unlike someone or something yet. I may have to use it in the near future though.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
I hope you never had to though but the dislike button is there to use. So it is really up to us to use it or not, or use it with an appropriate purpose.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
25 Mar 11
Hello Theresaaiza, :) We both use the like button for the same reason. Even i like it more when someone would leave a comment behind. One more funny and nice thing about facebook is that 'poke' button. I would irritate my friend with it, i don't have to say anything nor do i message her and she keeps her status "please nobody poke me, write something on my wall or anything but poke plzzz nooo" and then i and one more guy would irritate her even more. We all take it light, it's just funny to tease her a little with it. ha ha.. Although i have to say that i abuse the like button on mylot much more anything else......
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
I see you are very fond of both features on FB. Enjoy!
@06MLam (622)
25 Mar 11
I don't abuse it but I heard my friends saysing that some of their friends 'like' their status because they have read the status and I find this ridiculous. I think there should also be an unlike button or some other kinds of button expressing our feelings such as 'angry', 'happy', 'sad' for telling people how we feel after reading their status.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
Well there aren't default emoticons yet although I have tried using an application which required you to invite other FB members to use so that you both can see the smileys. I think I uninstalled it because it slowed me down. Can't remember what application it was.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
25 Mar 11
I do definately respond to peoples comments. Sometimes though when everyone else has said the same thing over and over again I really don't have anything new to add. So I just press like. They should have an unlike buttton
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
I just noticed that they have a dislike button already. I dunno how long it's been there but I am wondering though if anyone would dare to press that unless they are in the middle of something like an argument or word war.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
25 Mar 11
Nope, I actually think I should hit it more.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
31 Mar 11
FB should put more "like" buttons then.
@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
25 Mar 11
No such Thing as Abusing the Like Button. You can Like One Item or One Thousand Items. You can Either Like and Comment or not Comment. That is Why Facebook Keeps tracks Track of the Likes. You do Earn more for Likes and the Comments. You also got a Choice to Unlike This to.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
29 Mar 11
Oh, you are someone who earns through facebook. You know I never really got to know how it's done. Anyway, what I meant about abusing is an entirely diffrerent context. Yes, we have the right to use the like button as much as we like but for me, when a person is lazy enough to throw in a comment even for sincerity's sake, I call that abuse of the feature.
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
sometimes, i used the like button to insult :) But I don't agree for an unlike button.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
I rarely use the LIKE button. I don't see the essence of using this kind of feature. I hope someone could enlighten me about the used aside from knowing to like the thing about it.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
29 Mar 11
Basically it is to be used when you like something and you wish to convey that message to the FB user. BUT, people will differ on their intentions as to why they use it. For me I only use it for lack of words to say or when I am too lazy to type anything which is very rare because I am naturally talkative and interactive on FB.
• Australia
25 Mar 11
I completely agree with you, Theresa. I regularly use like button for appreciating photos or links. But i make sure i give comments on status instead of using the 'like' button. Also, i think we can totally do without 'unlike' button because if unlike button is introduced, people will stop commenting and just press 'like' if they like it and 'unlike' if they don't like it. Happy MyLotting!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
29 Mar 11
Hi sweetme, the use of the like button truly depends on the person using it.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
hello theresaaiza! in facebook, i rarely use the like button. If the posting is what i really really really like then i would use the button but if the posting is just ok then i dont use the button. If i have any postings, I would appreceiate people to "like" it but if is much more appreciated if comments are put there. I dont like the "unlike" button. I would rather leave it there just put unlike. I think I dont want to hurt feelings of other people. People say unlike in the comments but I understand those are ony jokes.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Mar 11
I am not abusing this "like" button, Ice. But I do it, sometimes, just like you do, when I have no words to add to the comments, or something. What I am looking for on FB is the "dislike".