The facebook like button speaks to my laziness. I have no creativity anymore, as part of my general slide downhill, and the facebook like button is the perfect thing for my condition.
It’s a perfect way to say- hey, this amused me, but I have nothing at all interesting to say or add. But, I want you to know that I am stalking you via facebook, but that I don’t have the energy to actually come up with anything interesting to say.
I swear, the like button has even permeated into my daily life. I see articles online, and I want to be able to “like” them without having to enter the cesspool that is most online comments. I want to “like” blogs that vaguely amuse me, “like” an email a friend sends that I have no intelligent response to. Now my first instinct when I see something I like is to just, passively, like it.
And, then, when someone posts something that is bad, I’ve got nothing. I can’t exactly like something depressing, right? So I’m forced to actually come up with something interesting to say. And I fail…miserably.
And, this certainly isn’t the like buttons fault- but it’s not helping. It just happens to coincide with the slide downhill in my cognitive functioning. But, it’s not blame, correlation does not equal causation. And meanwhile, I will continue to try to like news stories on yahoo….