You have once checked it once or twice whether your post has attracted any Like on Facebook or not. And how embarrassing it is that the post you spent a number of minutes on trying to sound humorous, adding different emiticons, tagging friends and families has only attracted miserable 2 Likes. But is the Like button gradually ruling/ruining the Internet? With different social media handles emerging each day, different developers are finding ways to survive the Like Button without ruining the conversation.
James Somer writes, “I actually built my own Google Reader clone. (That’s part of the reason this friend and I became friends—we both loved Reader that much.) But my version was more conservative: I never added any Like buttons, and I made it difficult to add pictures to comments. In fact, it’s so hard that I don’t think there has ever been a GIF on the site.”
How will you see Like Button as power button dictating so many things on the Internet?