Posts tagged like button

I think instead of a ‘Like’ button, social networking sites should use an ‘Approve of this Message’ button. Because then we’d all sound so presidential. (“Kate approves of this message,” is just a skip and a hop away from those presidential campaign ads). Also, ‘like’ is often an ill fitting term. For example, if I say, “I hate Mondays,” and you ‘like’ my post you sound like a sadistic maniac. (“I like that you suffer on Mondays!”) Whereas ‘approve of this message’ implies that you simply agree with the poster (“I approve, Mondays do suck!”)
So forget a ‘dislike’ button, let’s just have an ‘I approve’ button.