Friday, November 8, 2013
YAY OR BOO FOR "LIKES?"
LIKE has become T-H-E W-A-Y to express yourself.
About ... ?
The new whatever -- philosophy, project, product -- the style of something -- clothes, an appliance, judge's ruling, a display at the museum, film, hit tune, medicine, cosmetic -- hey --you can LIKE a comment made by somebody famous or infamous -- a candidate, or the president, the ruler of some foreign country.
LIKE is all you need to do if you want to respond to ideas, opinions -- anything -- whatever is mentioned.
I blame all this on Facebook -- the college boy Zuckerberg -- the bright kid who figured everyone feels better if they can express -- quickly, easily, without too much study -- how they feel.
Aside from ordinary folks (the social networkers themselves), LIKES are very important for people in business.
So, if you collect a bunch of likes, does it mean you'll make money?
Well, sort of, in a roundabout way ...You've got approval, right? You, or whatever you stand for, is popular, right? Obviously being "LIKED" inspires others to notice and add their LIKE to the pile of LIKES, and thus, you're accruing a name, and with a name -- hey, you can teach, preach, beseech each and everyone to help you get more supporters, who can elect you, or buy your idea, or buy your product.
I'm thinking we need LIKES in various degrees -- LIKE A LOT, LIKE A TINY BIT, or a HA HA LIKE, THRILLED LIKE, SCARED LIKE, or LIKES plus an um, ugh, eek, pooh, yuck.
It's too easy to "LIKE." It's not even as satisfactory as a hello, or a hi.
I would like to remove the E, reverse the letters,. and K-I-L the word.