on "liking" posts and status updates on Facebook

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
November 28, 2012 10:12am CST
I see certain posts and status updates that get many "likes" on Facebook. Does it mean that the person who posted these well-liked posts are also well-liked people? I mean, how come some people attract so man "likes" on their posts? Do you "like" posts on Facebook because you like the updates? Or do you make it a point to "like" all your friends' posts? Sometimes I have posts without zero "likes" and at times I feel lucky when a number of persons "like" my posts. What makes you "like" a post on Facebook? Do you "like" posts by people you don't even know?
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8 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
There are times when I feel happy about having a post that's been liked but oftentimes I just don't really care. I mean, sometimes I post for the sake of informing or just letting off steam, so whether it's been liked or not, it wouldn't have mattered to me. On the other hand, I tend to like posts that I find likable, although I have to admit that I sometimes use the like button as joke.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
A joke, Choybel? Now that's not funny. LOL
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
It's more like trolling around.
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
1 Dec 12
I don't know why people are liking the posts in Facebook. Still I do like the posts. If I am liking it,most probabaly it should be of my friends posts,their photos or comments etc. But I don't why I am liking it,what the benefit of it. Even I posts something in Facebook, if I get more likes I becoome happy but for that also I don't know why I am happy after seeing that.Really funny....
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I think it is because it means that our friends are listening to us when they like our posts.
• India
29 Nov 12
Hi friend, i will give my likes to the posts whichever impress me and have a point with it, some times i will like some posts which is shared by an unknown person if the post is good and useful, there is nothing wrong in liking a good post
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
I agree with you. We can "like" anyone's post, right?
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Hi there cutie18f, There were times before I don't even get a like or comment on every status updates I post. Even on photos. But I wonder what has changed that almost every status and albums I post gets likes and comments. And I think it is because people find it interesting, nice or they can just relate with the post made. Because I myself would like or comment to a post or photo if I really like it or can relate to it.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Oh, so you only like those posts in which you can relate to---sounds matter of fact to me.
@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
29 Nov 12
No, we family have some sort of agreement that we have not even discussed among each other. We are family who has been friends in facebook too. It is just like respect for each other. If the post is from my friends or picture of my friend shared to me or tagged to me, even if they see it no ones "Like" it. If I am with the friend and tagged me with. They "Like" it. but only to those photos where they see me. i don't "like" and we dont "like" pictures of friend of friend. Being popular, yes maybe she/he got a lot of friends to have them "LIKE" all the posts done.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
I thought when you have friends they are supposed to "like" your updates but they don't.
@Danzylop (1119)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
These people has as many as thousands of friends on their account. So their status is visible to them. Just like here in mylot, when you see a discussion good, you rate it "+". and when you dont, you simply ignore, or rate it "-", though there is no dislike button as this may cause facebook and venue for trouble among them all. When you get online, you will facebook posts that has many likes. It would depend on how many among your friends are close to you. So, though having many friends on an account will increase exposure of your post, it is also important that you have a personal relationship with them.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
That is right. I think I have more than a thousand friends on Facebook because I'd been requesting for friendship and adding all those who request as I am using this as a sort of billboard for my little business. The "personal relationship" you mentioned is the ingredient that is missing since many of my "friends" in Facebook are actually strangers.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
29 Nov 12
Hey cutie, to answer to your question, i personally like someone's post when I feel that it's meaningful. Either that or i agree wtih what the post is saying. I won't like all updates cause that's just pointless. However, you are right, sometimes when i post something, i'll feel happy when people like it or leave a comment on it :)
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Hi Dream. That's it--we like people to "like" our updates but sometimes that is not happening.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
28 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. yes u are absolutely correct, sometimes even i am amazed to see how likes shots up on vague pics but very less likes on some apt pics. It keeps me puzzling all the time regarding the genuineness behind the people liking the pics and posts. Coming back to me, i like all my friends pics and posts so that they can gauge that i am in touch with them and i too leave honest comments if i like any pic personally. What say?
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Wow, Sub, that's liking a lot of posts and pictures maybe.